Category : Container Gardens

Recycled Soda Bottle Planter with Decopauge by Shirley Bovshow

Self Watering Containers From Recycled Soda Bottles

Recycled Soda Bottle Planter with Decopauge by Shirley Bovshow

Self watering containers from recycled soda bottles are gaining in popularity because they work and are inexpensive! You probably have soda bottles right now in your pantry or in the recycle bin that you can use to make "free" planters….

2 Comments / 836 View / February 24, 2012

close up of succulent plants in coca cola glasses

Container Garden Ideas

close up of succulent plants in coca cola glasses

Many of my container gardens are made from repurposed materials, plant cuttings, anything that strikes my fancy at the moment.

44 Comments / 2123 View / May 25, 2010

succulent planter muffin pan

Creative Succulent Displays!

succulent planter muffin pan

I’m always looking for new ways to display plants in the landscape or in container gardens. When your “day job” is as a garden designer, it’s par for the course. Here are two my my latest unconventional succulent plant displays…

16 Comments / 641 View / May 6, 2010

Copper container garden vignette

3-Tier Container Garden

Copper container garden vignette

These  gorgeous, three-tier container gardens were spotted in front of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago where I stayed this week. The  first thing that caught my attention was the copper containers themselves and then I noticed how dynamic the plant arrangement…

9 Comments / 509 View / April 23, 2010

Mixed lettuce bouquet makes a great hostess gift!

Holiday Gift Ideas From the Garden

Mixed lettuce bouquet makes a great hostess gift!

There are many holiday gift ideas waiting for you right outside your door in the garden!   Use Plants and Recycled Materials! It's another "recession Christmas" for most people but I'm not going to let this financial challenge get in…

6 Comments / 765 View / December 18, 2009

Portable garden planter

Portable Raised Garden Beds for the Urban Square Foot Gardener

Portable garden planter

  "Portable raised garden beds for the urban square foot gardener." I don't think I've ever written such a long blog title, but it works!   It's exciting to be able to present some space efficient options for those of you…

22 Comments / 1955 View / December 4, 2009

potted citrus and fruit tress

Potted Fruit Trees for Small Yards

potted citrus and fruit tress

I'm a huge fan of gardening and I'm a huge fan of eating, that's why I created an edible landscape at home. You can't walk twp feet in my yard without being able to snag some kind of fruit, herb or…

22 Comments / 2404 View / September 22, 2009

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