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5 Creative Garden Containers

Recycle flea-market finds, wooden boxes, garden accessories, kitchen bowls and more into fun container gardens.

1. Mosaic magic

Create a one-of-a-kind flower container with your broken pottery, glass and porcelain.
For this DIY garden project, start with a terra-cotta pot and gather decorative materials, such as broken dishes or glass pebbles. Click on the link below for step-by-step instructions on making the project.

2. Garden on wheels

Plant a rainbow of annuals in a wagon for a portable garden. Be sure to drill a hole in the bottom of the wagon to provides drainage.

We used these annuals for a bright color mix: Horned violet (Viola cornuta 'Sorbet Plum Velvet'), French dwarf marigold (Tagetes 'Bonanza Orange'), Lobelia erinus 'Riviera Midnight Blue', variegated Swedish ivy (Plectranthus coleoides 'Variegatus'), sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Big Smile'), floss flower (Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube') and Petunia milliflora 'Fantasy Red'.

3. Floral delivery

ral deliveryBring new life to an old vegetable carton with flowers. This portable garden brightens any patio or porch. Fill with sunny yellow blossoms and a pop of pink flowers.

4. Jar bouquet

Transform a traditional flour jar into a handsome garden. Delicate flowers from a purple-blue petunia and 'Sungal' aster spill over the rim. 'Shenandoah' switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), donkeytail spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites) and tricolor sage add texture.

5. Fall garden container

This wheelbarrow highlights seasonal purple mums, purple flowering kale and the purple-tinged leaves of bugleweed. 'Fox red' curly sedge adds a dramatic spray behind the mums. Other plants include trailing bacopa, spurge and spiky santolina.

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