Matching planters flank a front door and provide a pleasing first
impression. White petunias bring their sweet fragrance throughout the
summer, while dwarf evergreens can stay put year-round.
Container gardening affords a wealth of benefits to city dwellers, suburban residents, and even those who live in the country—enabling everyone to fulfill the dream of a garden and to place it within easy reach. From a small doorstep or windowsill to a sprawling patio or porch, potted gardens enhance any setting with color, form, and fragrance. Put plants to work in urns or window boxes to improve your home’s appearance. They can create a cheerful entry, brighten a nondescript area, link your house and yard, or contribute a touch of festivity for a party. Portable and versatile, container gardens add beauty and appeal throughout the seasons. Potted flowers and foliage encourage creative expression and reward it with their special effects. Choose easy-care plants that will suit your everyday life by requiring little and giving generously.
To view more inspired container plantings, see “A Feast for the Eyes,” on page 69 of the March/April 2013 issue of Victoria magazine.
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