25 Container Garden Recipes

Growing flowers in containers has many benefits, but for some of us it is all to easy to become stuck in a rut and plant the same old favorites year after year. If this applies to you and you would like some fresh ideas here is a gallery of twenty-five plant combinations with plant lists for you to copy. I came across this gallery on the Better Homes and Gardens website.

If you love planting container gardens but don’t know here to start, check out our slide show of 25 recipes you can follow for success. Find your perfect container for gardening in our collection of container garden recipes.

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
A beautiful window box container garden can be simple or complex. Here, colorful petunias in interesting galvanized pots have just as much impact as a many-hued combination. This planting grows best in full sun.
A. Petunia ‘Wave Pink’?–?1
Use contrasting colors to create drama in your container for gardening. Here, shades of purple mix well together — and make a stunning contrast for a salmon geranium. This planting grows best in full sun.
A. Lobelia erinus?–?3
B. Petunia?’Blue Velvet’?–?1
C. Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Fantasia Salmon’)?–?2
D. Viola ‘Sorbet Purple Duet’?–?2
E. Lavender pink Petunia ?–?1

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