In summer, when in doubt, go with SunPatiens. This sun-loving container incorporates 'Variegated Spreading Salmon' SunPatiens, foxtail asparagus fern (which adds some whimsy), and 'Neon' pothos. Keeping the color palette to two—peachy blooms for impact and bright, limey greens for substance—give the container a lively presence. There’s nothing sweeter (or more summery!) than a fern-SunPatiens combo.
Dress up your favorite hanging container with dianthus and petunias. Add extra oomph with the addition of English Ivy and baby’s tears spilling over the sides. Don’t be afraid of mixing colors and textures here. The more variety, the better.
Spring gets all the press, but let’s give late summer its due. It needs a gorgeous container too. This container is filled with 'Rustic Orange' coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides), 'Compact Hot Coral' SunPatiens (Impatiens sp.), and 'Yellow Moon' wishbone flower (Torenia sp.). Plus, it’s as easy as can be to maintain.
Summer-blooming Calliope-series geraniums take center stage in this arrangement, which makes the most of their bright scarlet hues. Pair ‘Dark Red’ geraniums with varied greenery and plants that have interesting architecture, like the tall purple filler in the background of this container.
Combine caladiums, creeping Jenny, and white wishbone flower for a whimsical summertime container garden. Here, we used 'Celebration' and 'Florida Sweetheart' caladiums for a vibrant planter with a graceful spill of creeping Jenny from the elevated container.
This stately container garden builds height in the plantings by thinking horizontally. Keep a dark, plummy filler planted low in the container, then build blush blooms atop the lowest layer. Finally, add the brightest, most showstopping plant at the highest point. Easy and elegant, it's as simple as that.
A container with lantana and impatiens will bring both color and butterflies to your space. Add in maroon Joseph’s coat, green coleus, and yellow creeping Jenny for a lively mix with all the eye-catching colors and textures of summer.
Channel a rolling French field filled with herbs by creating these elegant and natural containers. The waving height and the mix of colors is charming. Add your favorite herbs and other plants to the mix. Don’t be afraid to mix in edible ones too. Here, we worked with salvia, rosemary, coleus, and kale.
Why didn’t you think of it before? Incorporating lively plantings at the base of a citrus tree isn’t just beautiful. It’s equal parts stunning and functional. You’ll be happy to have oranges (or lemons and limes) when harvest time comes round. Keep the base plantings natural, wispy, and wild.
Elephant’s ear is a too-often overlooked container garden addition that can add big impact to a little pot. Keep the container looking a bit unruly, with varied colors, textures, and heights. A few elephant’s ears emerging from the top add just the impact you’re looking for in your summer container.
Take advantage of May-blooming tulips in this container, a perfect design for early summer. A lively combination of tulips, 'Tiger' fern, Lavender Blue' and 'Purple Wing' Plentifall pansies, acorus, heuchera, and variegated ivy. It’s a vibrant combination that adds some drama to your entry.
Keep your palette to two colors for instant elegance. Here, a coastal-inspired blue patio is elevated with deep greens and pops of fresh white blooms in multiple containers. (A "Meyer" lemon tree is also a fun addition.)
Pink and lime hues are a no-fail pairing when it comes to summertime container gardens. Plant purple coneflowers, Cora Cascade vincas, and sweet potato vines. Add another bold plant with height at the back to create some vertical interest.
What better time to incorporate vibrant violet hues into your space? Choose your favorite purple blooms and combine them with captivating, and architecturally interesting purple-and-green filler plants of all different textures.
We’ll happily take advantage of any excuse to incorporate snapdragons in a container. The cheery pinks and yellows of these containers add life, but don’t overwhelm the space. Adding two pots with single plantings grounds the vignette.
This entry has a double layer of containers. Nearest the door, 'Blue Point' junipers, 'Ogon Gold' Acorus, and creeping Jenny adds height. Liberty snapdragons, marigolds, crimson dianthus, and more creeping Jenny add continuity and color in front to tie the scene together.