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25 Container Garden Ideas

These 25 container garden ideas give such a fun, cottage-y vibe and are perfect for patios, porches, and small spaces.

25 Container Garden Ideas
Mother Nature is not kidding about her April showers here in Tennessee.

I think we have had more rainy days than sunny ones!

I hope she delivers on those May flowers. I have a HUGE itch to get my gardens going!

Today I’m sharing a gorgeous round up of container garden ideas.

I love to container garden on my patio.

It’s such an easy way to bring color instantly into a space!

This round up doesn’t just include visual beauties.

You’ll also find tips and tricks for container gardening as well as unique ideas for the containers themselves.

Dive on in, and I hope you’re as inspired as I am!


25 Container Garden Ideas

Formula for Container Gardening from Tidbits & Twine

These tips will maximize your planting for the ultimate stunning garden container.

Towering Tiered Gardening at Good Housekeeping

This is an adorable way to add more space to a small gardening spot.

Bulb Stacking from Gardenuity

Bulb stacking allows continuous bloom with little work on your end!

Tips for Creating Containers with Pizzazz from The Garden Diaries

Learn tips to create an absolutely stunning container people will be talking about.

DIY Soda Bottle Drip Feeder at The Gardening Cook

This tip is great so you don’t have to water as often, or if you have to travel and don’t want your plants to dry up while you’re gone.

Shade Container Garden from Pike Nurseries

Not all plants are created equal! Be sure you’re planting the right ones in the right spot.

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Wine Barrel Container Garden from The Gilded Bloom

An upcycled wine barrel makes a great statement container for your garden!

Cedar Vertical Tiered Ladder Garden Planter from Ana White

This DIY vertical ladder garden is great for small spaces like apartment balconies.

Vertical Patio Garden at Studio 5

This vertical garden would be amazing for herbs!

Trailing Petunia Table at Southern Living

This is SUCH a fun way to dress up an outdoor glass table.

Pallet Herb Garden from Pink When

Upcycle an old pallet to hold your small herbs.

Tiered Herb Garden from Decor and the Dog

This DIY build is perfect for a corner space on your deck or patio.

Tiered Lettuce and Herb Garden from The Vintage Wren

Stack containers to add more plants to a small space.

Hanging Wood Planter from Shanty 2 Chic

A hanging planter keeps limited floor space available for other things.

Stacked Succulent Garden at Southern Living

Because the more succulents the better!

Umbrella Stand Planter from The Southern Institute

This is an adorable way to dress up a patio umbrella.

Bulb Container Garden from Claus Dalby

Bulbs are less expensive than than mature flowers so you can get more bang for your buck.

DIY Container Water Garden from What’s Ur Home Story

You can use containers to add a beautiful water feature to your outdoor space.

Palm Planter from Costa Farms

See what you can plant with palms for a gorgeous tropical look in your containers.

Stacked Pansies and Grass at Southern Living

Pansies never looked so good!

Trellis Plants in Containers from Balcony Container Gardening

Add a trellis to your container garden for vines and tall flower to add height to your space.

Chandelier Planter from DIY Show Off

Upcycling an old chandelier for your garden adds a fun touch of whimsy.

Fairy Gardener at The Creamer Chronicles

Turn one of your flower pots into a sweet fairy garden. You can still add plants!

Bathtub Planter Table at Garage Sale Gal

This vintage tub turned planter table is a stunner for any patio or deck.

Boxwood Topiaries at Hub Pages

These container boxwoods are something I would have NEVER thought to do!



So which one of these 25 container garden ideas are you going to try first??

I’m itching to start some boxwood topiaries.

And the stacked succulent planter.

AND the chandelier planter!

Who am I trying to kid, I love ALL of these ideas!

>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared April, 2015.


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Nadine Crow

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Hi Michele - these are great! I love the bathtub and the ladder especially. I will definitely be taking some of these creative ideas to add some personality to the patio this year. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Carter

Monday 5th of October 2015

Gorgeous ideas! Love the succulent and the fairy garden, so cute. Thank you for the ideas and the links. My mother is crazy about succulents, so I'm definitely making such container for her. Greets!

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