Test out your green thumb with these neutral brick container gardens. An alternative to raised garden beds, the containers elevate small garden plots to promote effective drainage and eliminate pesky pests and weeds.
An easy way to make the transition from indoors to outdoors feel seamless? Houseplants! Here, container gardens, potted trees and small planters lead occupants out onto the small balcony and give it a lush feel.
These sleek containers are tall enough to hold flowers and plants and create some privacy without blocking the skyline views. The all-weather containers are placed around the modern urban rooftop terrace. The designer chose sun-, drought- and wind-tolerant plants.
A covered rooftop deck wraps around this Mediterranean-style home offering sweeping views. Terra cotta pots filled with white geraniums line the sunlit ledge, while lanterns illuminate the outdoor space both day and night.
A full kitchen with a grill, cooler and sinks completes the outdoor experience on this modern rooftop. Bright purple flowers burst out of a wooden planter, adding a colorful burst of nature to the space.
As seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block," a new, reclaimed wood fence adds character and additional privacy to the Red Team's patio. Planter boxes hold herbs, trees and flowers for low-maintenance greenery.
White cabinetry pops against the yellow wall color in this bright kitchen and creates a convenient sitting area at the center island. A container garden sits under the bay windows, which provide plenty of natural light for the plants.
Regular harvesting will keep plants, such as these in containers along a walkway, producing. You also will get even more produce from your small space, says Melinda Myers, an urban gardener. For example, she suggests picking outer leaves of lettuce and other greens when they are 4 to 6 inches tall and Swiss chard and kale when 8 to 10 inches inches tall.
Shady spots explode with color when you draft botany’s big guns for shade: caladium, begonia and ivy. This pot showcases classic container garden design. A white and green caladium stands in as thriller, with Dragon Wing Pink begonia as filler and green ivy as spiller. It’s a blend that easily fits on any porch or deck to bring season-long color. Dragon Wing begonias are a shade all-star, strutting their stuff in part to full shade. These begonias are low maintenance, heat tolerant beauties that pump out flowers until fall’s first frost. This planting combination looks great in a pot, but would transition easily to planting beds, too.