Vintage Charm Planter

New Ways to Feature Your Favorite Plants

Creative gardeners like to display their old favorites in new ways. Perking up spring borders with bulbs and converting a section of sunny lawn into a field of Lavender are just a few ideas. Nevertheless, containers offer the broadest design opportunities for every plant type – from annuals, bulbs, and perennials to shrubs and trees.

Brown Acanthus Urn
Afternoon Tea Annual Collection featured in our Brown Acanthus Urn

Flank an entrance with a matching pair of flowering shrubs or evergreens; plant a magnificent urn for a garden focal point; train vines on tuteurs set in big tubs.

Clematis Rosemoor™ Gardini™ climbing our Cedar Tuteur
Clematis Rosemoor™ Gardini™ climbing our Cedar Tuteur

Window boxes, Strawberry pots, and hanging baskets offer versatile solutions that can change with each season.

Mara des Bois in Hanging Basket
Strawberry ‘Mara des Bois’ in a hanging basket

For spontaneous garden whimsy, plant colorful annuals in oddball containers: a rusted coalscuttle, wheelbarrow, rubber boot, doll cradle, colander, old tool tote – whatever strikes your fancy. Remember, though, that containers look best in groups of similar materials. (To allow for drainage, it’s best that each container have at least one hole in the bottom.)

Tremont Square Pots
Tremont Square Pots

Growing requirements for plants potted in containers are typically the same as for those planted in the ground, except that container plants will need more frequent watering and feeding. Use a moistened potting mix and give the pot a good soaking after planting, then let the soil dry to the touch before watering again. With shrubs, slower growing species are the best choice for containers; allow enough space to fit the root ball comfortably. Check our Growing Guides for information on the requirements for individual plants.

Look for more inspirations in the Gardening Help section of our website. Enjoy!

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