Easy Mixed Container Garden

Even in the smallest spaces, you can enjoy gardening with a wide range of plants.


Free Garden Plan

Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, a list of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)

You don't need a big yard for this collection of annuals and perennials. In fact, you don't need any yard at all. Though designed to slip into a half-barrel (or other similar size container), this miniature garden bed offers a long season of beauty. Silvery foliage of Russian sage contrasts with the clusters of pink verbena flowers and sets off the cheerfully yellow daisy. This will do well in full sun to light shade. A couple of the plants can be moved into the garden border toward the end of the season for the best protection against a cold winter.

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