Inspiration: 8 Simple Container Gardens

Inspiration: 8 Simple Container Gardens

Laure Joliet
Apr 6, 2009

In our world there is no such thing as a garden being too small. If you only have space for one pot, that's a garden. If you've got room for a whole grouping of containers, well then even better. But don't let lack of space keep you from the wonders of having growing (and sometimes flowering) things nearby (and no mold doesn't count). Here are 8 simple containers and groupings of containers that show that no garden is too small to be interesting and inspiring.

1. Use 4 kinds of succulents in a pot for varied texture and size. From My Life on the Balcony Flickr.
2. Pair 2 strong colors together. This dark red Coleus pops against the warm yellow container. From Mookie Luv Flickr.
3. Bright, shiny containers filled with succulents, shrimp plant and basil are easy to take care of and satisfyingly colorful and fun.
4. Find Unusual Vessels like this teapot to plant basil and succulents in. From Taryn Marie Flickr.
5. I shot this when I was in France last year. I was surprised to see cactus and succulents in the middle of the countryside. A couple of terra cotta pots, a bright container and some succulent clippings will get you started nicely.

6. Big Geraniums are classic, easy to grow and provide a nice bold splash of color in a small space. From Beach Comber Austraila's Flickr.
7. I don't normally plants annuals but sometimes in the spring it's nice to fill up a simple pot with zinnias, begonias and cosmos for a burst of color.
8. Use an architectural planter like this bullet planter to make a strong statement with a single container. From Design ID.

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