Building a Container Garden for Ballard Designs

Caroline Inge, of Ballard Design’s blog How to Decorate, asked me to put together some container gardens for an
upcoming photo shoot on outdoor entertaining.

The containers arrived in flat boxes and had to be assembled:

I gathered together some lush plants. To create a cool palette, I used lots of greens, lots of texture,
and pops of blue for one container:


And contrasted that with a warm palette of vibrant pinks and purples and some interesting texture and form for a second container:


The results:



To view my tips for creating a classic, lush container garden, please visit: