Beautiful Container Garden Ideas

Hi everyone, hope you had a nice weekend!  It’s getting hot isn’t it?!  Well, over the weekend I braved the heat and visited one of our local nurseries that I love (3 times to be exact), and I got some ideas for those beautiful container gardens you see everywhere, but might not know how to create.  I know that I don’t.  Or didn’t.

And the terms thrillers, fillers, and spillers was new to me. And in case you don’t know, the thriller would be the tall plant in the pot for height usually towards the back of the pot (or the center-depending on if your planter needs to look good in all directions), the filler would be the medium height plants/flowers, and the spiller would be what you plant toward the front of the pot near the edge so it overlaps and hangs off a bit.  So there ya go–a little bit of container garden 101 from a person who knows very little about gardening. :) But I like to try!

But ok, back to container gardens…

I was walking around just snapping photos with my phone because the ones they make at the nursery are so pretty.  I thought it would be fun to show you all some of my favorites in case you wanted to give it a shot yourself, or at least get some ideas.

I LOVE that last one!! Definitely my fav.

We have one of the best nurseries around I think (Enchanted Forest). It’s really like a little tucked away paradise and is just so fun to go to and walk around.  They have sweet dogs and cats just roaming around, a nice pond, and also roosters and chickens but they are in the coop. :)  My daughter LOVES to go there. Plus they always have activities for adults and kiddos and the staff that works there are just so nice.  And NO, this is not a sponsored post or anything.  The people at the nursery have no clue who I am. Well they know who I am, but they don’t know I have a blog or anything or that I was going to talk about them!

I’m still working a little on our front porch, but I might just have a few new container garden pots to show you soon! ;)

Do you love container gardens as much as me, or have you planted some before?  I’m kind of addicted and want them everywhere!

Oh, p.s.-I just joined Instagram finally and loooooooove it. My user name there is decorchick1.  Or you can try this link and see if you can follow from there. :)




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  1. Becki Foster says:

    I planted a lot of perrenials years ago and only do containers now with annuals. I also go to the nurserys (Bern’s is a favorite) for inspiration. Love the pictures and look forward to seeing what you do!

  2. Just worked on our pots this weekend. Beautiful photos. I would love to have containers full of flowers everywhere, but with our hot summers I be running around watering all day!

  3. I love all of these ideas!! I’ve been wanting to plant a wider variety of flowers in these massive terra cotta pots I have! I think its a project for this week!

  4. Love the sweet potato vines in the last photo! I plant them in my huge pots on my front brick wall. By the end of the summer, they are reaching the ground.

  5. Would absolutely love for my containers to look like just one of those. Sadly they don’t. I try but for some reason they are always so puny. Even Miracle Grow doesn’t work for me and I think that is saying a lot.

    Good luck with yours.

  6. The flowers are fantastic! I love container gardens as well so thanks for sharing these photos :-)

  7. Beautiful container plantings! Mine never look that good! I recently looked into using shoe bags, of all things, as a hanging planter. Might try that idea! (It would make our chain link fence look a lot better!)

  8. Pretties! I have some terra cotta pots I want o spiff up – need to add some color to them for the front door area. Adding this to my list!

  9. Love the pictures and would love to put some of these together, I’m such a novice, though. I’d prefer planting some perennials, but I don’t know the names of any of the plants you posted….can you help with that? Thanks so much <3

  10. Gina Aytman says:

    I wish I could have a yard like that nursery! It would be a dream. Thank you for sharing your instagram pictures! They were so sweet and as always, your Sweet Pea looks adorable in them all!

  11. Beautiful flowers!

  12. We don’t have a lot of space in the backyard so we have to have a container garden. This has given me a few ideas for sprucing up our backyard!

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  17. Thank you for all the great ideas I live in Ireland and have a very small back yard . It, s starting to look great .

  18. Robbie Henderson says:

    Do the big pots have a drainage hole at the bottom of the pots for water to flow through? I have two big pots and there is not a hole for drainage. Hate to drill a hole if not needed.


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