Thursday, April 16, 2015

15 Container Garden Ideas for Spring and Summer

Better Homes and Gardens

I don't know about you but I am more than ready to get on with Spring and Summer. I want to lay at the beach, get out on my board and sit on my porch in the afternoon and relax while taking in my beautiful containers.

Photo by Helen Norman Image Tone on Ton via Pinterest

I typically stick to plants that I have good luck with, geraniums, coleus, hyraagenas, sweet potato vines, lantana and a few more. I know it is not very adventurous but I do not have a green thumb and I hate to get plants and then have them die mere weeks later. These containers found around the web are making me rethink my container plans this year. 

Image Martha Stewart

For those of you who are looking for  great container ideas, feast your eyes on these gorgeous combinations that I found.

Image P.Allen Smith

Better Homes and Gardens

Image Signature Gardens

Image Better Homes and Gardens
Image Southern Living

Image from Container Gardening For You

Image from Proven Winner

Image from Southern Living

If you would like to see more great combinations and advice check out Signature Gardens and Debra from 5th and State of of course for gardening ideas visit Loi at Tone on Tone.

Have a great day!


  1. What a timely post Elizabeth, we're actually planning our backyard right now and I'm doing lots of research on plants native to the coast. It's so fun and I especially love planting containers.

  2. SO pretty!! I was just thinking that I would like to kick my containers up a notch this year (but alas, I also have a black thumb!) thank you for the inspiration!! Enjoy the rest of your week, Elizabeth!! xoxo

  3. Gorgeous..has me excited to plant all my favorites and work on my garden this year...cannot wait!

  4. Lots of gardeners are going to be busy!

  5. Hello Elizabeth,
    On this sunny day I, too, am thinking of container pots and need several. Our garden centre is still not fully stocked so I must wait a bit longer.

    Thanks for the inspiration


  6. Wonderful ideas, Elizabeth. I am very interested in making my container pots look better. Thanks for all this great inspiration!

  7. You've inspired me to go buy a big bag of dirt and get planting!


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