Container Basics

Container gardens are extremely popular for good reason: They work with a range of plants and in a range of locations, from apartment balconies to big-scale yards. Crafting your own container garden is easier than ever. Learning the basics is a good place to start; that includes buying containers and tending to plants in containers.

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6 Tips for Planting a Beautiful Container Garden Every Time

Picture-perfect planters and well-designed containers can be yours when you keep a few simple things in mind. As a bonus, we've also included a few plant combination ideas for sun and shade container gardens to get you started.
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4 Ingenious Ways to Upgrade Old Plant Pots

Tired of the same boring pots? Get rid of the grime and add some shine to your old pots with these four techniques that are about to be all over Pinterest.
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Smart Plant Choices For Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens are one of the hottest garden trends and yet they are one of the oldest. Bringing these popular plants upward is a superb solution for just about any garden.
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How to Make a Crate Planter

If you love salad, this simple garden project is for you. We'll show you how to build a DIY planter out of old wine crates so you can grow bountiful greens all season long.
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The Best Plants for Small Places and Busy People

Don't let your busy schedule stop you from gardening! Here's how to cultivate a small space, even when you are constantly on the go. For people who travel or don't have time to take care of plants, this one's for you.
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5 Tips for Container Gardening

Container gardens are ideal for small spaces like patios and decks. They're easy to create, but it's important to keep these tips in mind to give your container garden a great life.
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Deer- and Rabbit-Resistant Plants for Containers

Yes, you can still have the container garden of your dreams if deer and rabbits are turning your deck into their own personal buffet table. Here's a list of plants deer and rabbits will avoid.
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How to Grow a Plentiful Container Vegetable Garden

Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to experience the flavor and freshness of home-grown vegetables. Here's a little-known secret: Most vegetables actually grow really well in containers. And by picking the right plants, you can create your own vegetable container garden and grow a fair amount of food in just a few pots!
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6 Tips to a Terrarium That Won't Die

Try gardening under glass! Here are a few tips to keep your terrarium growing.