Bring an industrial look to your garden by potting plants in ammo boxes. In this particular creation, Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon of The Horticult suspended two rows of ammo box planters from chains.
Some of Chip Wade's outdoor landscaping tips cost nothing. If you have plants in containers, place them close to the house to bring landscaping up to the structure itself. The wood pergola behind which will eventually be covered with climbing hydrangea is another way to integrate architecture and landscape.
Vessels for spectacular blooms by day, lighting elements by night: These Solar Illuminated Planters, $89.95 each from Gardener’s Supply, are powered by the sun, so you can display them anywhere without worrying about outlet placement. Choose color-changing mode or select a single color to complement your plantings.
This chic outdoor space uses low-maintenance plants to create a small garden area. Bright yellow outdoor pillows and metal chairs add bold color to the space for a casual sitting area, and a wood wall adds privacy to this New York city hideaway.
Chip Wade advises planting in containers of various heights in the garden to avoid a too symmetrical, matchy-matchy look. And here's a cool tip: the big new trend is to plant trees in containers. To avoid having your tree outgrow its container or having to overwinter inside, Wade knocks out the bottom of his container and plants the tree directly in the ground.
The homeowners wanted to create a landscape that would thrive and evolve in each season. They wanted to use plantings to screen themselves from neighbors and the street. There are many planters throughout this property that are created and rotated throughout each season to bring extra color and vibrant elements.