Skip to content
Home » How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

Container gardens are a great way to add greenery and color to small spaces, balconies, patios, and even indoor areas. In this beginner’s guide, we will explore the basics of creating beautiful and sustainable container gardens for your home. Let’s dive into How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home!

Hello! If you are joining from Kippi at Home I’m so happy you made the hop! Make sure to visit all of the beautiful container garden posts at the bottom of this article. If it is your first time visiting This Dear Casa, I hope you return for future visits. My family and I live in a 1920s home that started as a fixer-upper and is now 90% “fixed” ha ha. I love vintage goods, pretty tablsescapes, crafts, and holiday decor. Also, I love our outdoor spaces, which brings us to today’s theme of How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home.

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links, we may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Feel free to read our disclosure policy.

Why Container Gardening?

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

Container gardening has several benefits, including:

  • Versatility: You can plant almost any type of plant in containers, including herbs, vegetables, flowers, and shrubs.
  • Convenience: Containers are easy to move around, making it easy to rearrange your garden as needed.
  • Space-saving: If you have limited outdoor space, container gardening allows you to maximize your green space without taking up too much room.
  • Low-maintenance: Container gardens require less maintenance compared to traditional gardens since you have greater control over the soil, water, and nutrients.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Container gardens add visual interest and can be a great way to incorporate your personal style into your home’s decor.

Choosing the Right Container

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

The first step to creating a container garden is to choose the right container. When choosing a container, consider the size, material, and drainage. The container should be big enough to accommodate the plant’s roots and have enough drainage holes to prevent water from collecting at the bottom.

Materials like ceramic, concrete, or plastic can work well for container gardens. However, it’s important to note that some materials like terra cotta can dry out the soil quickly, requiring more frequent watering.

Tip: find a pot you like, but there isn’t a drainage hole? Use a masonry drill bit to gently drill a hole into material like terra cotta pot.

Selecting the Right Plants

choose the right plants for a container garden

When choosing plants for your container garden, consider the amount of sunlight, water, and soil requirements for each plant. Also, take into account the size of the container and the mature size of the plant. Mixing plants with similar requirements, such as water and sunlight, will make it easier to care for your garden.

Some great plants for container gardens include herbs like basil, parsley, and cilantro; vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce; and flowers like petunias, marigolds, and geraniums.

Planting Your Container Garden

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

Once you’ve chosen your container and plants, it’s time to plant your container garden. Start by filling the bottom of the container with a quality potting mix that’s appropriate for your plants. It’s essential to add fertilizer to the soil to provide nutrients for your plants.

Note- I like to line the bottom of a planter with weed barrier fabric to prevent all of the soil from escaping out of the drainage hole.

Place the plants in the container, leaving enough space for each plant to grow. Water the plants well after planting to ensure the soil is evenly moist.

Caring for Your Container Garden

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

Container gardens require regular watering, fertilizing, and pruning to keep them healthy and thriving. It’s important to monitor the soil moisture and water the plants when the soil feels dry to the touch. Fertilize the plants every two to three weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

Prune the plants as needed to maintain their shape and remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

Creating a container garden is a fun and rewarding way to add beauty and life to your home. With the right container, plants, and care, you can create a stunning container garden that will thrive throughout the growing season. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, container gardening is an excellent way to enjoy the benefits of gardening with limited space and resources.

Container Garden Inspiration Blog Hop

Make sure to click each link under the photos to see what everyone came up with. Sonya Burgess is next up after me with her pretty purple palette of flowers!

Save “How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home”

Make sure to follow me over on Pinterest too!

How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home

Shop containers…

Click on images below to shop containers inspired by “How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home”

and more for your garden.

Posts similar to “How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home”

DIY decorated terra cotta pots with marker paint pens.

Ideas to decorate a small patio.

29 thoughts on “How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home”

  1. Pingback: Lavender For Your Container Garden - From Farmhouse to Florida

  2. fromfarmhousetofloridagmailcom

    Love, love, love your concrete planters! I also love the idea of lining the containers with landscape fabric. That is a genius idea! It is always fun hopping with you! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

  3. I love your concrete container, such a classic. Never thought about using landscaping fabric as a liner, such a great tip. So glad to hop with you again.

  4. Such a wonderful post, Marie! I love your concrete planters…they are beautiful and timeless. The colors and textures of the plants you chose are perfect. It is always lovely to hop with you!

  5. Pingback: Tips on creating a beautiful container flower garden for a small porch - Sonya Burgess

  6. Marie, I’m crushing over your aged concrete planters! They look lovely filled with colorful annuals. Your patio looks so inviting, too. It was fun hopping with you 🙂

  7. I love your container garden. Your little slice of heaven you have created is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Have a great summer, Kippi

  8. I’m getting ready to do a refresh on my patio, Marie, so this was a great read. Perfect timing for summer container gardening! I’m so happy to be featuring your post at this week’s party! Pinned!

  9. Pingback: Tuesday Turn About #203 Summer Gardening -

  10. Pingback: The best flower garden and planting ideas and tips - Sonya Burgess

  11. Pingback: Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop – Stilettos & Shiplap

  12. Great tips, especially as we do not have a ‘garden’ so these containers will be wonderful for a pop of color.
    I visited you via Tuesday Turn About #203 Summer Gardening
    If not already part of SSPS, and are interested, find my entries: 120+121
    You will find the linkup information (1) In the Top bar under Blogging: Weekly Senior Salon Pit Stop (2) In the sidebar: Click on 2nd image; (3) under the “Recent Posts
    We hope to meet you there virtually.

  13. Pingback: Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - LeCultivateur

  14. Pingback: Blog Hop #168 – Ranch BLT Dip – Ahna Fulmer

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to This Dear Casa

Get the latest in DIY and home renovation tips!

We respect your privacy.
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap
%d bloggers like this: