If you grow plants in containers you will often find that your collection grows year by year. The trouble with this is that you may find that you just acquire more of the same type of planter. If you are looking for a change here are twelve ideas that you can copy or adapt to suit your circumstances. I found this list on the Empress of Dirt website. See what you think.

If you love creative garden container ideas you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve gathered up a bunch ideas for you to steal for your garden.
Traditional pots are lovely but there’s also lots of quirky possibilities as well. Come see which ideas you like best.
And don’t forget to visit my collection of Garden Container Ideas here?for a couple of extra ideas.


If you need to fill in a garden bed and add some height,?one of these metal flower pot stands?could be the answer.
Metal flower pot stands have been around for years. They were the original vertical garden shelves before it became hip.
If you choose an older one, embrace the rust or add a fresh, vibrant coat of paint.


Wicker baskets can be used as planters or to disguise ugly pots.
If you’re going to plant a wicker basket, line it with thick plastic and add a few drainage holes (to the plastic, not the basket).
This basket ( photo, above) is on a shepherd’s hook which is a really smart way to add color where you want it in the garden.


A big, bold cobalt blue container deserves equally vibrant flowers! I am crazy about pansies and these ones definitely hold their own.
If you’re using ceramic containers, be sure to protect them from the bitter cold during the winter months.
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