Creative Container Gardens
Add instant interest to a dull spot on your porch or patio with a few containers full of seasonal color.
At left, an old chair brimming with blooms is right at home on this welcoming porch. Choose plants that complement each other and your chair, and don't be afraid to mix colors or add a houseplant. "A container is essentially a horticultural box of crayons," says Denise Smith, a horticulturist in Jefferson, Georgia. "Remember, you are making a 3-D picture with colors and textures."