Container Gardening Ideas

Container gardening is one of my favorite ways to garden so I’ve put together a collection of container gardening ideas to use as inspiration.  Plus, it’s so much fun to see what others have done in their gardens.

I like container gardening because it allows me to move flowers that are blooming around the yard and to add color to my porch and deck.  Not only that, but it’s so much easier to pot plants in containers using my potting bench instead of having to bend over to plant them in the ground.  And at my age, that’s an important consideration.

Topsy Turvy Planters:

I love this idea over at Cottage At The Crossroads.  I’ve seen topsy turvy planters before, but I really like the combination of the lavender flowers against the galvanized buckets.  This one is a table top application, but it would be just as easy to make one that sits on the ground.

Topsy Turvy Container Garden

A Raised Planter:

What a great color combination in this Empress Of Dirt raised planter.  The white daisies, pink geranium, and “whatever the little purple flowers are” just seem to pop against the wood of the planter.

Raised bed container gardeningn

Wall Planter:

This is such a lacy design on the wall planter that An Extraordinary Day has shared.  I love the color combination of purple, white, and yellow.  It looks really good against the grey wall and black wrought iron planter.

Wall basket container garden

Antique Toy Planters:

What a great idea House of Hawthornes had to use this cute toy truck  as a planter. I really like how the yellow of the truck looks with the green plants.

Container Gardening Ideas - Vintage Truck Planter

Planter Boxes:

Our Southern Home has used a red, white, and blue theme for this container garden.  I love the flowers in the white vintage planter and isn’t that “flag” box planter so cute?  It would look great on a buffet table for a 4th of July party.

Fourth of July Container Garden

Hollowed Out Log:

This old hollowed out log like Diva of DIY used is the perfect place to plant your summer flowers.

Container Gardening Ideas: An old hollowed out log

Vintage Items For Planters:

The vintage bicycle that Hymns And Verses used in her garden reminds me of the bicycle I had as a child.  It looks great in the garden surrounded by plants and with the cute basket filled with flowers.

Container gardening ideas - Using a vintage bicycle as a planter

Looking at all these container gardening ideas definitely has me in the mood to add a few new ones to my collection.  I have an old tin bucket that holds some of my favorite day lilies, but I’m going to be on the look out at garage sales this year for some new and interesting looking containers.

Talk soon,


P.S.  Click here to go to a post about the best flowers to use in your garden containers.

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Container Gardening Accessories:

These are a few gardening accessories I’m adding to my wish list to make my gardening easier and more fun.  You can click on each item below for more information.

Ideas for different pots to use in your container garden.

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