25 Great Ideas For Planting Containers

When choosing plants for a container garden it’s all too easy to fall into a rut and to do the same thing year after year. Not that there is anything wrong with continuity, but it can be helpful to see some new arrangements to give us new ideas that we can try. This gallery of twenty-five recipes comes from 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

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