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Traditional Garden Urns and Contemporary Containers

More container planting ideas
Pansies are a great choice for early spring because they will handle of bit of cold well.
Love the mix of purple and orange in this urn.
Pansies again, but this time a single color.
A more contemporary container planting with a colorful mix of annuals.
It doesn't get much simpler: an old fashioned spider plant fills this urn.
A modern take on a container planting. The tall plant in the centre with the large leaves is a Philodendron (commonly used as a houseplant). Lime colored Coleus plants are used underneath the Philodendron (see detail below).
This is a fibreglass urn that I have at the front of my home. I purchased the little bird hoop at Walmart and painted it maroon to match the urn. I found the little birdhouse at Michael's.
Here is an interesting idea: mix herbs and perennials into your container plantings.
Parsley, Sage, Heuchera and Euphorbia have all been mixed in colorful annuals.
A closeup of the Sage leaves.
Creeping Jenny can be an invasive plant in the garden, but it spills beautifully over the edge of a container planting.
A pretty front porch vignette.
Classic and elegant.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Apr 16, 2014

    I think I like cannas as container plants better than in the ground. Your bird hoop/house is terrific.

  • Adriana
    Adriana Argentina
    on Apr 16, 2014

    Wow!! so lovely!! so many ideas!!! we are into Autumn....but I will clip these ideas for the future.. thank you!

  • Joffler
    Joffler Houston, TX
    on Apr 16, 2014

    Great ideas! Thanks.

  • John Somers
    John Somers Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    on Jun 23, 2017

    Love all the container plantings! Wondering where you purchased the metal urn containers - now they are a real show stopper! Thanks, John

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