Ideas for Garden Containers

Choose between clay pots, wooden boxes, and more when planting your container garden.
From: DK Books - Garden SXS

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Tiered Containers Create Dramatic Screen

Tiered containers act as a dramatic privacy screen for balcony or terrace gardens. Keep the plan simple by repeating key plants and matching planters that will blend with garden design.

Clay Pots Add Landscaping Panache

Clay pots can be glazed or unglazed, colored or patterned, even light or dark in color. Orange terra cotta brings taste of the Mediterranean to the garden.

Metal Containers Enhance a Patio Design

Metal containers for the garden bring a modern feel and are made from steel or galvanized aluminum and are simply styled.

Wooden Containers Weather Well

Wood is a good material for a container, and weathers well if it is treated with a preservative. It is also hard wearing and can tolerate rough treatment. It blends in well with most landscaping designs.

Stone Containers Lend Grandeur to a Garden Scheme

Pots and containers made from stone make beautiful ornamental planters.

Synthetic Pots Assume Many Forms

Plastic has long been used as a material for pots, and can be disguised to look like clay, wood, or stone.