5 Container Gardens for Fall and Beyond

“We love container gardening.  It’s perfect for patios and decks and gives you more versatility.  Here are some ideas that will carry you through the whole year.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
By Karen Chapman, originally appearing on HOUZZ

Whoever suggested we “deck the halls with boughs of holly” clearly wasn’t also trying to cook a turkey, wrap gifts and bake dozens of cookies. Planting a container garden is rarely on the holiday to-do list, yet it is such a perfect way to welcome friends and family to a home.

With a little creativity you can quickly transform any container gardens you may already have, and with some extra planning you can ensure that they continue to shine year-round. By starting with a backbone of great foliage and then adding a few seasonal highlights, you can have your container gardens mark each season with style while still having enough time to enjoy the festivities.

Here are five easy container garden designs and ideas on how to change them up for each season.