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

How to plant a container may seem a little daunting at first, but picture-perfect pots 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.

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.

Cactus Dish Garden

Add this miniature desert garden to your houseplant collection. Follow these four easy steps for a tabletop garden worth gushing over.

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.

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.

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.

18 Deer- and Rabbit-Resistant Plants for Your Container Garden

These beautiful annuals and perennials aren't very appetizing to furry pests.