Monday, May 17, 2010

In the garden part I - Container Inspiration

{foliage works well in shady areas}

We've actually had a "Spring" in Boston this year, typically we don't. The temps usually leap from 50 to 80 within a matter of days, {without much in between}, so this year I've had a chance to get a jump on my gardening. I thought I'd add a "garden" to my weekly posts for the next three weeks. {look for 1.2.3}. My goal is to finish up my containers soon, they are such an easy way to add drama and color to your garden, porch, entrance or balcony. Here's some inspiration. Most garden centers should be well equipped to help you with the names of the pictured plants..{I've included a few}

{Roof top}

Better Homes and Gardens included the plant types for us!






{I usually plant herbs on my back porch, they also work well indoors if you don't have any green space outdoors}

{A modern approach}

{Container Breakdown}

Images: Martha Stewart 1-4, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, ?, Country Living, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Country Living, Martha Stewart, ?, ?

11 comments:

Kathysue said...

hi julie, I love container gardens. I have a few on my porch and a few in my backyard. It gets so warm here that in the summer we have to water morning and night, it keeps me busy but it is worth the beauty it brings to the space. I am looking forward to more of these great post,Kathysue

Natasha said...

Great images, and very inspirational, now I want to re-plant my pots on the terrace.....

Northern Light

1 Funky Woman said...

The first picture with the huge pots I love! Of course, it's Martha! I also love the Better Homes and Garden, little trees almost in pots! And of course who doesn't want a roof top garden? Love all these pictures!

I am having my 1st giveway on my blog. I would love for you to stop over!

Megan

Jürgen said...

I love the beautiful photos in your blog it was very interesting to read thank you regards jürgen

Ruth said...

enjoy your blog...nice post on "contain-ering", wonderful ideas.

Nienke at Revel said...

Beautifull! I'm still a new gardener (and don't always know if plants are weeds or 'real' plants!), but I dream of growing my garden into a green oasis.

Sarah B said...

That roof-top garden is gorgeous!!! A great post :)

red ticking said...

fabulous post... i am in planting mode as well... was in boston for an hour last week... i miss it alot... esp in the spring... fantastic... enjoy xx pam

flowers said...

Nice to see pots of flowers and greens along the steps. Enjoyed each and every picture on your blog.

littleshop said...

That second picture...what is that with the ferns? I LOVE IT. I'm taking this pic to the farmers market with me.

Hello Lover... said...

Great post, we really need to get on this, our planters our empty!

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