This gallery of flower planter ideas will give you plenty ideas for growing plants in containers in any size garden.
If you wish to ignite your garden fever further, also see these garden idea galleries.
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A Prescription for Happiness
So many problems are solved or eased by time in the garden. Seriously. In this culture where we are glued to screens, taking in way too much bad news, it is no small thing to step away from it all, go outside, and play. And we’ve known this for centuries. Back in the 1800s, Charles Barnard (you can get an ebook of his Victorian gardening guide here), who was an advocate for urban gardening, wrote:
You can bury any number of headaches in the garden.
While I’m not encouraging you to take the advice literally, if you love gardening, you know he was right.
This gallery of flower planter ideas is intended to ignite your own desire to be outside and grow something, no matter how big or small your piece of the world is and no matter what your budget is. A container found in the trash and a packet of seeds are as good a start as any. The bigger point is, enjoy yourself.
Gallery of Flower Planter Ideas
To get this party started, here is the martin birdhouse in my garden. I saw it at a yard sale and fell deeply in love. It got a modern makeover this year with the addition of a frugal green roof.
I’ve included a range of ideas from gorgeous store-bought arrangements to cool containers, or a combination of both.
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This next one is from my garden. I adore fuchsia and, after several fails, learned it must never be allowed to get dry or it’s game over. Here it hangs from a tree branch with a junk-find frame around it. I painted the frame in contrasting colours so it’s eye-catching when it turns in the wind.
Such gorgeous flowers.
This next one shows the power of contrasting colours and textures. You can get a lot of mileage from just a few plants if you let them play off each other like this.
This is an old Amish lunch box. I force bulbs in it for spring colour.
If you’re creative batteries need a boost, I have a whole bunch more idea galleries including sheds, garden art/junk, crazy birdhouses, and more.
May the garden always bring you happiness.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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