Beautiful Cool-Season Container Garden Ideas
Container Garden Idea 1: Add FragranceEnjoy beautiful containers that appeal to your eye and your nose by combining fragrant flowers. Three lovely, cool-season favorites include snapdragon, dianthus, and sweet alyssum.
This arrangement brings together the classic container-garden design of using a thriller/spiller/filler. The tall snapdragons act as a thriller, or focal point, that catch your attention. Dianthus is a lovely filler, which adds complementary color and texture. And pure-white sweet alyssum makes a fantastic spiller; it cascades over the edge of the pot.
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Container Garden Idea 2: Use Creative ContainersNontraditional containers can be some of the most fun! Here, we used an inexpensive stainless steel mud pan (available at hardware stores and home improvement centers) to hold a frothy mix of sweet alyssum and lovely annual dianthus.
Tip: Just about anything that holds soil while allowing excess water to escape can make for a great container.