Container gardens are a great low-cost and low water usage way to add color and lushness to an outdoor living space. When choosing a container such as ceramic pots, think big for maximum impact. Group these large pots with a few smaller pots to create a pleasing variation in container height. While ceramic pots are the most common form of container used for planting, any container with drainage that holds adequate soil and can stand up to outdoor weather can be used. Examples range from old bathtubs and sinks to antique agricultural feed bins. There are many opportunities for unique and creative expression.For the plantings, choose a variety of colors, textures, and heights but be sure that your selections are compatible as far as sunlight and watering needs are concerned. Also, plants that tend to grow aggressively should relegated to their own container. Don't be afraid to tightly plant your plants in the containers to create the lush effect. With small planted areas, it’s easy to change out your plantings with seasons or experiment with the plants that do best in your climate. You can also incorporate herbs or vegetables into a container garden to add a fresh and edible component to your plantings. Be sure get a good soil mix to ensure success in your potted garden. Talk to a local nursery about the best mix to suit your needs.For some fabulous options for your new container garden, stop by our Pots & Planters section and choose a few from our curated collection.Until we garden together again - have a fabulous week!