Define the Space
In this design by Paula Henson, planters form a perimeter around an outdoor gathering spot.
Decorate the Entryway
Dramatic container gardens flank a front door, turning the entry into a focal point. Posted by RMSer automedon
Garden on the Wall
This patio gains Mediterranean flair with a beautiful arrangement of planters and trellis. Posted by RMSer Phillyguy
Softening a Hardscape
The perfect adornment for this garden wall sculpture: the airy look of asparagus fern and wire vine. Posted by RMSer kmphelps
In this amazing container garden, coleus, begonias, lantana, Superbells and more provide an explosion of overhead color. Posted by RMSer kmphelps
Have a Seat
Raised beds are container gardens too, and in RMSer volleyken's garden, the retaining wall for the raised bed adds to available seating.
Facelift for the House
Well-planted window boxes can add serious curb appeal to the house, as in this exuberant example by RMSer kmphelps.
A collection of personality-plus planters welcomes visitors to RMSer KatG's garden.
Greening the Scene
Potted plants help turn a small space into a lush oasis. Posted by smp71lover
Want to grow fresh produce close to the house for easy picking? The usual patio plants such as cherry tomatoes, herbs, lettuce and spinach are naturals for containers, of course, but so is this golden zucchini, ripening to perfection in a sunny spot.
Changeable Color for the Landscape
These planters add pops of color on both sides of the pond. Posted by RMSer gardenqueen5
Frame the View
Planters filled with color bring the outdoors close and help create a pretty picture from indoor living spaces. Design by Robert Hursthouse
Easy Way to Add Water
Containers offer the choice of a soothing water feature without having to lay water lines.
Strut Your Stuff
Container gardening gives you the chance to create over-the-top displays even when the plants in the ground aren't doing as well. Using good-quality potting soil, regularly feeding and watering will bring out the best in the plants.