Great Containers for Gardening

If you love planting container gardens but don’t know where to start, check out these 25 recipes you can follow for success.

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Create a perfect cottage container garden in a window by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here, petunias, licorice plant, and verbena do the job perfectly. This planting grows best in full sun.

A. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’) — 1
B. Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) — 1
C. Petunia ‘Carpet Lilac’ — 2
D. Verbena ‘Aztec Pink Magic’ — 1
E. Wishbone flower (Torenia ‘Summer Wave Blue’) — 1
F. Salvia ‘Lady in Red’ — 1
G. Petunia ‘Ramblin White’ — 1
H. Petunia ‘Pink Daddy’ — 1

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Create a container for gardening that will attract attention by using bold colors and tropical plants. Here, a tree-form hibiscus adds even more appeal. This planting grows best in full sun.

A. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis — 1
B. Japanese bloodgrass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’) — 3
C. Salvia (Salvia splendens) — 3
D. New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens ‘Celebration Deep Red’) — 3

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If you love planting container gardens but don't know where to start, check out these 25 recipes you can follow for success.

You don’t need lots of color for a gorgeous container garden. Here, different shades of green and interesting textures combine delightfully. This planting grows best in full shade.

A. Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) — 1
B. Canary Island ivy (Hedera canariensis) — 3
C. Sanvitalia ‘Little Sun’ — 3
D. Plectranthus ‘Variegata’ — 3

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