Home ImprovementSecurityRemodelingCleaningGardeningLandscapingInterior DesignHome AppliancesPest ControlDecks & PatiosSwimming Pools & Hot TubsGaragesBasements

Container Gardening Ideas & How-Tos

Write for Us
  • This article discusses the need for good planning before commencing such a project. Learn how to choose decorative plants for growing indoors and outdoors and how to care for them, including information on nutrition and dealing with disease.

    How to Choose Plants for Container Gardens

    How to Choose Plants for Container Gardens

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan23

  • Whether you lack a greenthumb, or just need hardy plants to suit your busy lifestyles, these hardy houseplants survive neglect and/or abuse.

    The Best House Plants for Busy People

    The Best House Plants for Busy People

    by Gable Rhoads10

  • Flowers cascade down this beautiful crooked flower tower of annuals. Searching for something to give the garden a bit of pizazz? Look no further than this crooked terra cotta flower tower. Annual flowers cascade over the sides of each pot like a...

    How to Make a Crooked Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower With Annuals

    How to Make a Crooked Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower With Annuals

    by Kathy Hull10

  • The parlour palm, or Chamaedorea elegans, is one of the most popular houseplants due to its ease of care and minimal light requirements. But proper care is still essential to keep it healthy. This guide will tell you everything you need to keep your parlour palm thriving.

    How to Grow and Divide Parlour Palms

    How to Grow and Divide Parlour Palms

    by Sean Hemmer0

  • It's the middle of June and you still haven't put the finishing touches on your porches, decks and gardens They still look a little bare. One quick and easy way to remedy for this, is to plant some pots with flowers, plants, or herbs, which you...

    Outdoor Container Gardening: Planting a Beautiful Pot of Flowers

    Outdoor Container Gardening: Planting a Beautiful Pot of Flowers

    by Nancy Hinchliff24

  • The snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a very common and easy to grow house plant. Growing snake plant is very easy due to its ability to tolerate low light environments and irregular watering. One of the major benefits of the snake plant is in its ability to purify air, which makes it great for rooms that receive very little fresh air.

    Snake Plant Care

    Snake Plant Care

    by Sean Hemmer0

  • The snake plant is a hardy plant that grows great indoors and outdoors. It can even absorb toxins from the air you breathe! Proper care is vital so follow these snake plant care instructions.

    How to Care for a Snake Plant

    How to Care for a Snake Plant

    by Kate Daily0

  • The jade plant is a beautiful, lush, indoor succulent that stays green all year round. With a few simple tips, anyone can have a thriving jade plant for years to come.

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    How to Care for a Jade Plant

    by Kate Daily7

  • Many first time renters are uncomfortable with houseplants, although they long to have them. Using them for decor is one thing, but how do you care for them, especially watering?

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    Indoor House Plants: Watering & Decorating

    by watergeek24

  • Miniature rose bushes are hybrid roses that are bred to remain small in size. Despite their small size, they are actually very hardy and most varieties are long blooming. Here are a few tips on how to care for your miniature rose bush as an indoor houseplant.

    Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care

    Miniature Rose Bush - Indoor Care

    by Sheila Brown68

  • An introduction to assembling a simple hydroponic grow tub. A step by step guide to buying and building this deep water culture hydroponic system yourself.

    Hydroponic Tubs: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

    Hydroponic Tubs: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

    by Preacherwolf20111

  • Easy to grow and a delight to have in the house, a spider plant can provide many years of enjoyment to any space. Learn the simple care instructions necessary to ensure a healthy spider plant.

    How to Care for a Spider Plant

    How to Care for a Spider Plant

    by Kate Daily0

  • Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in 7 easy steps. Includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium. Lots of tips!

    How to Make a Plant Terrarium

    How to Make a Plant Terrarium

    by Kate P31

  • One of the most beautiful house plants in the plant world is the Peace Lily. This article is a guide on how to care for them.

    How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant

    How to Care for a Peace Lily Plant

    by Kate Daily18

  • All plants need some light. Houseplants that will thrive in low light conditions still need some sunlight for photosynthesis. Here are 12 houseplants that will grow in low or indirect light.

    12 Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

    12 Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

    by Dolores Monet6

  • If cared for properly, the Bonsai tree can be arguably one of the most beautiful house plants in the world. Follow these simple steps to properly care for your tree to ensure decades of beauty.

    How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

    How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

    by Kate Daily5

  • Learn how to build your own raised garden beds with very little effort and for a lot less than it would cost to buy one. Step-by-step instructions and supply list included.

    How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

    How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

    by Megan Smith0

  • Be aware of weather changes when caring for indoor plants. Rising temperatures outside can cause adverse reactions to plants inside. Don't assume indoor plants need more water just because it's summer. These simple tips I follow will keep your plants healthy during the hottest days of the year.

    How to Care for Indoor Plants During Warmer Weather

    How to Care for Indoor Plants During Warmer Weather

    by Kenna McHugh0

  • When it comes to indoor bonsai tree care it is important to reproduce the temperature that is necessary to the plant. Pomegranate, olive, myrtle - perfectly adapt to room conditions - this applies to

    Indoor Bonsai Tree Care Guide

    Indoor Bonsai Tree Care Guide

    by dashaprokopenko0

  • High humidity houseplants create a green and tropical flair in our homes. We love them in our living areas and especially in our bathroom where the inherent humidity might hurt other plants. This ultimate guide to high humidity houseplants is filled with tips and information to use in your own home.

    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    The Ultimate Guide to High Humidity Houseplants

    by Cristina Vanthul7

  • Adding new plants to your indoor environment can make all the difference in providing a whole new look inside. The key is to choose the plants that add beauty and are easy to manage.

    Aglaonema: A Beautiful, Easy Plant to Grow

    Aglaonema: A Beautiful, Easy Plant to Grow

    by Kenna McHugh0

  • Potting your own silk plants and trees can save you big bucks when purchasing. Not only does it save you on the tree itself but shipping also. We show you how to pot your own silk plants and trees and it's so easy anyone can do it.

    How to Pot Artificial Trees & Silk Plants

    How to Pot Artificial Trees & Silk Plants

    by Chad Young0

  • Choosing the right houseplants will rid your home or office of harmful toxins. Certain plants have the ability to purify the air and with NASA backing up this fact, here are my top 10 plus more tips.

    Best Houseplants for Purifying Air

    Best Houseplants for Purifying Air

    by Suzanne Ridgeway48

  • Add window boxes to your home for beautiful impact and charm. Here you'll find ideas for what plants work well, different types of window boxes, and even planting tips.

    Window Boxes - Adding Beauty to Homes

    Window Boxes - Adding Beauty to Homes

    by Nicolette Goff3

  • Many people buy a juniper bonsai to keep inside their home, apartment or office, but indoor junipers will die. These five species will survive inside and make great bonsai.

    Five Species That Make Great Indoor Bonsai

    Five Species That Make Great Indoor Bonsai

    by Michael0

  • Indoor houseplants can be difficult if you choose incorrectly. Some of the easiest house plants to maintain include cast iron plant, jade plant, rubber tree and more. Learn how to keep them thriving..

    Easiest Indoor Houseplants to Maintain

    Easiest Indoor Houseplants to Maintain

    by Willow Sidhe6

  • Are you trying out new ideas on what to put in your plant or vegetable containers and need some help? These helpful tips will soon have your decking or patio looking full of flowers or vegetables.

    Modern Container Garden Ideas

    Modern Container Garden Ideas

    by Brian Slater22

  • Container butterfly gardens offer gardeners with limited space the chance to grow a butterfly garden in a pot. Learn about planters for butterfly gardens, flowers for butterfly gardens, and container garden ideas for beautiful butterflies.

    Container Garden Designs to Attract Butterflies

    Container Garden Designs to Attract Butterflies

    by Jeanne Grunert13

  • If you are new to houseplants, buy one that is inexpensive and does not require a lot of care. Here is what to look for in a new plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    How to Choose the Best Houseplants for Beginners

    by Dolores Monet10

  • Raised garden beds allow you to create your own soil mixture regardless of the native soil in your area. Choosing the right soil ingredients helps you take full advantage of your raised beds.

    A Healthy Soil Recipe for Your Raised Garden Bed

    A Healthy Soil Recipe for Your Raised Garden Bed

    by Chris Sherwood0

  • Learn how to evaluate your space and design your own balcony container garden.

    Your Balcony Garden

    Your Balcony Garden

    by AnnaMKB96

  • A container garden just isn't complete without the addition of fast growing radishes. In this article, learn how to grow radishes in containers.

    Grow Radishes in Containers

    Grow Radishes in Containers

    by Zach15

  • A beautiful houseplant suddenly covered in webbing, the plant may have a Spider Mite infestation. Find out more about how to identify and treat these destructive, and industrious little pests.

    Webbing on Houseplant? You May Have Spider Mite

    Webbing on Houseplant? You May Have Spider Mite

    by thoughthole4

  • Bottle gardens are fun to create and awesome to own. They're low-maintenance, attractive, and extremely easy to make using recycled household items. In fact, you can make them for free!

    How to Grow a Bottle Garden

    How to Grow a Bottle Garden

    by Christy Kirwan36

  • Keeping a Bird of Paradise as a houseplant for many years is fairly simple as long as you know what your dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to find out more.

    Caring for Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

    Caring for Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

    by thoughthole0

  • Ferns are wonderful moisture loving houseplants. Here are several easy to find ferns and how to take care of them in your home. Included are plants that we often call ferns but are not true ferns.

    Houseplants: Easy to Find, Easy-Care Ferns

    Houseplants: Easy to Find, Easy-Care Ferns

    by Dolores Monet0

  • Learn to recycle old egg cartons and coffee grounds to sprout beautiful, healthy seedlings for your garden with this efficient and ec0-friendly seed starting technique.

    Growing Seeds in an Egg Carton

    Growing Seeds in an Egg Carton

    by Christy Kirwan8

  • If you love your coleus plants outdoors, you will go wild for them when they are grown indoors. Properly potted and cared for, coleus makes a beautiful addition to your houseplants. This article will show you what to do.

    How to Successfully Grow Coleus as a Houseplant

    How to Successfully Grow Coleus as a Houseplant

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney5

  • Growing eucalyptus is easy as far as houseplants go. It is a great addition to the home first-aid kit. Learn how to grow it from seed and enjoy the benefits of this awesome tree from Australia.

    Eucalyptus: Growing Tropicals for Your Home

    Eucalyptus: Growing Tropicals for Your Home

    by Kim French2

  • A lot of gardeners are turning to starting their own seeds for many reasons. Here is some quick and simple advice on the best way I know of to start a garden from seeds.

    How to Successfully Start a Garden From Seeds

    How to Successfully Start a Garden From Seeds

    by Helena Ricketts0

NEW
  • Do you have succulent plants at home? Do you want to grow more of them without buying more plants? Propagating succulents is the easiest way to grow more plants without having to buy them!

    How to Propagate Succulents

    How to Propagate Succulents

    by Lisa Auger0

  • Spider plants are one of the easiest houseplants to grow. They require very little care while rewarding you with new plants that can be shared with family and friends.

    How to Grow Spider Plants

    How to Grow Spider Plants

    by Caren White10

  • Croton, possibly the most colorful common houseplant. Many do not even know it's name but recognize it's striking color. This extraordinary foliar beauty can be easy to care for as long as you know what you are dealing with. Look inside the Thoughthole to learn more about keeping your Croton bright and beautiful indoors.

    Houseplant Care for Croton or Rushfoil

    Houseplant Care for Croton or Rushfoil

    by thoughthole7

  • Inexpensive and ordinary, clay pots possess a pleasingly earthy appeal.

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    In Praise of Clay Pots

    by Jill Spencer15

  • Perhaps the easiest house plant ever to care for, the Pothos plant will take over it's available space in the right conditions.

    Pothos Plant Care and Propagation

    Pothos Plant Care and Propagation

    by TacTac3

  • I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    How to Grow Fig Trees in Containers

    by Anthony Altorenna38

  • Carnivorous plants have specialized growing requirements and interesting eating habits. Here is basic information on growing these bug-eating plants.

    Growing Carnivorous Plants That Eat Bugs

    Growing Carnivorous Plants That Eat Bugs

    by Anthony Altorenna13

  • Find out how to make small succulent gardens that look amazing and take only a few minutes! Easy, affordable, delightful to look at and hardly any maintenance needed.

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    Succulent Gardens for Small Spaces

    by Suzanne Day45

  • Mason jars can be used for plenty of different crafts, and if you use them right, you can even use them for indoor plants. They make the cutest little homes for my succulents.

    DIY Mason Jar Terrarium

    DIY Mason Jar Terrarium

    by Julia Flack0

  • If you are looking for a low-maintenance plant that can double as something useful in your home, the Aloe Vera plant may just be the plant for you.

    How to Care for an Aloe Vera Plant

    How to Care for an Aloe Vera Plant

    by Diane Lockridge1

  • Transporting your houseplants is much like moving your loved ones–you have to keep them safe along the way. Like your loved ones, they will need time to adjust and acclimate to their new home.

    How to Safely Transport House Plants

    How to Safely Transport House Plants

    by Kenna McHugh0

  • Learning how to grow mint indoors is an easy and rewarding experience. Several factors impact the ability to grow indoors—learn how here.

    How to Grow Mint Indoors

    How to Grow Mint Indoors

    by Sean Hemmer9

NEW
  • Lower the cost and reduce the hassle of filling seasonal containers by reusing last year’s potting soil. To minimize risk to your plants and maximize the effectiveness of used soil, follow these recycling tips.

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    How to Reuse Potting Soil Safely

    by Jill Spencer57

  • Here are a lot of great window box ideas for you. I think window boxes are great fun. They're not too labor intensive or expensive and can produce some great results.

    Window Box Ideas for All Seasons

    Window Box Ideas for All Seasons

    by Ellen Gregory9

  • If you've been wanting to start a small garden this Spring, a container garden is pefect for the beginner gardener and works great for a small space! Read more for tips and tricks!

    Getting Started: Container Gardening

    Getting Started: Container Gardening

    by Brittany Cora3

  • Do you want a garden, but have little space for one? Well then, consider the terrarium in a jar your new friend! Come learn how to make a terrarium in a jar!

    How to Make a Terrarium in a Jar

    How to Make a Terrarium in a Jar

    by Zach6

  • If you're looking to maximize your container garden yields, learning how to grow beets in containers is a must. Fast growing, great tasting, beets!

    How to Grow Beets in a Container

    How to Grow Beets in a Container

    by Zach13

  • Croton houseplants are very colorful featuring shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white depending on the variety. Croton is a tropical plant that is native to several islands in the Pacific Ocean. Caring for croton is different compared to most houseplants due to its tropical nature. Watering, sunlight, soil, and several other factors must be taken into close consideration when growing croton.

    Croton Care

    Croton Care

    by Sean Hemmer4

  • Due to their resurgent popularity, many varieties of orchids are now available in garden centers nationwide. Perhaps the most common single brand, which is even readily available at Lowe's, is Better-Gro. They sell small and medium sized plants for...

    Rehabilitating a Sick Orchid

    Rehabilitating a Sick Orchid

    by cmjackson2

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, dengarden.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://dengarden.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)