Tag: plant containers

Containers on porch

Gardening Solutions: Top Tips for Container Success

Keep the beauty quotient high for potted plants with these can’t-fail ideas for container success.   Bigger is better. Because plants can grow more roots in big pots,…

potted Pallet planter

Easy Garden Ideas: Make a Wood Planter from Pallets

Got pallets? Make a mobile home for your favorite tropical plant by putting a planter box, constructed from shipping pallet planks, on wheels.   Since this box will…

Umbrella Stand Feature

Easy Garden Ideas: Make a Planted Umbrella Stand

If your deck gets a little too much sun for comfort on long summer days, adding a large market umbrella will cool things down in a jiffy. And…

Petunias and verbena

Gardening for the season: Make a Chair Planter

If you’re like us, you get all excited about the first shoots of spring, buy your new perennials and then your annuals. You dig and deadhead in your…

Outdoor Rooms: A Bungalow Porch Makeover

This bare-bones porch went from lackluster to lovely on a budget. Luckily, a pretty porch only takes a little vision, some massed containers of plants, and a few…

Glass house entrance

Outdoor Rooms: A Vintage Glass House

Inspiration thrives amid the rusty relics and creative repurposing at Barbara and Brent Hochstetler’s mercantile, Sister’s Garden & Bloom, located between Iowa City and Kalona, Iowa. Their greatest…

Planted vintage wheelbarrow in lawn

Easy Garden Ideas: Flea Market Containers

Almost anything can be transformed from a flea market find or junk rescue into a planted pot. Look for inspiration in all the likely places: tag sales, farm…