10 Tips for the Best Container Garden on the Block


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Decorate with Ornaments

Containers make it easy for you to vary the plants you showcase by the season. But there are other ways to liven up your yard besides changing up the plants themselves. Try placing objects among your potted plants, such as bird feeders, bird houses, stone figurines or metal treasures. And remember, pots don't always have to stand upright. A grassy clearing or foxglove field may be a perfect spot to lay a handful of large textured urns on their side. Tufts of grass and blossoms surrounding the containers can give the scene a mysterious or Old World ambiance. Even cracked pots can add interest to a landscape if arranged in context with the setting. The only limit to what's possible is your imagination.

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  • Ganderton, Deb. Peronsal interview conducted by Echo Surina. Oct. 28, 2009.
  • Mayer, Joachim. "Container Plants for Beginners." Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 2002.
  • Schultz, Warren and Carol Spier. "Garden Details: Accents, Ornaments, and Finishing Touches for the Garden." Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc. 1998.

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