Fill, Thrill, and Spill! 30 Creative Garden Container Ideas


Do you know the expression "Fill, thrill, spill!" for choosing container plants? Whoever came up with that was right on the money for understanding what makes a plant container look great.
¸¸.•*¨*•Fill it with plants! Pick something contrasting for a colour, height, or texture thrill. And always have something spilling over the edge. And, for a special focal point, pick a container so unexpected, you
You can see all of the containers here: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
You can see all of the containers here: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
One colour for the containers, a theme for the plants, varying heights: bam! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
One colour for the containers, a theme for the plants, varying heights: bam! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Classic old wheelbarrow filled with colour: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Classic old wheelbarrow filled with colour: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Broken birdbath? Plant it! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Broken birdbath? Plant it! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Few might have room for this but it's sure fun! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Few might have room for this but it's sure fun! http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Baskets hanging from tree branches bring interest to a shade garden: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Baskets hanging from tree branches bring interest to a shade garden: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
A beautiful window box brightens up any house: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
A beautiful window box brightens up any house: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Whiskey barrels: probably one of the first containers used in junk gardens: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Whiskey barrels: probably one of the first containers used in junk gardens: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Move containers around to create beautiful scenes: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
Move containers around to create beautiful scenes: http://www.empressofdirt.net/gardencontainerideas/
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  • Jay
    on Mar 21, 2014

    So beautiful!!!

  • JoAnn Preen
    on Apr 6, 2014

    I have three whisky barrels, which during the months spring to fall fill up with water and do not drain so I am unable to plant flowers. The one I made into a bird bath for the birds, which they love. I have a large rock on top of the soil where they sit and drink with a bird house near by and feeders plus a large tree with Hosta's around the base. The other two are in the back yard in my St Francis memorial garden for my lost pets. Can anyone recommend how I can get the water to drain. I would love to plant flowers in them. Thanks

    • Empress of Dirt - Melissa
      on Apr 7, 2014

      @JoAnn Preen I would either drill some holes in the bottom or use containers (with drainage holes) within the whiskey barrel instead.

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