Container Gardens ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden

Container Gardens

Container Gardens


Container gardens are so handy! Quick and easy to make, they fill that bare spot where nothing will grow, add a pop of needed color and lend interest and whimsy to the garden.

Most anything can be planted. You’re only limited by your own imagination! As long as there is drainage and enough soil depth for the plantings, you are in business.

Old toys, garden equipment, birdbaths and odds and ends from inside and out can all become a planted container. Less durable, but fun conversation pieces, are planted purses, shoes, chairs,dressers, bed frames and baskets.

Recycled and upcycled planters are often the least expensive and most unexpected container gardens. Try looking at that stuff in your basement, attic and garage in a new way. Don’t trash it, plant it!

When planting, group plants by their size in relation to the container you will use and their sun requirements. Remember to read the labels so your plants don’t outgrow their space!

Once planted, your container garden should be placed for maximum impact. But, these gardens are portable if you change your mind and want to relocate them.

Here are just a few of the various planted containers found here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. I hope they spark your imagination! Happy Container Planting!



Cooking Pot Herb Garden

One large pot + herbs & kitchen utensils = Cooking Pot Herb Garden

Wagon Planter

Red Wagon Planter (no holes in this one so the geraniums are in pots)

Tiered Planter

5-Tiered Planter (just rebar, pots, soil and annuals)

Air Plants in Containers

Air Plants in 10 Different Containers ~ click here for all the ideas!

Planted Wheelbarrow

Planted Wheelbarrow ~ click here to see more containers and the garden

Hypertufa Planter

Make Your Own Hypertufa Planter ~ see the tutorial

Tipsy-Pots Planter

Step-By-Step Directions for making a Tipsy-Pots Planter

Raised Bed Garden

Recycle shutters into a Raised Bed Garden ~ see how here!

Tub Water Garden

Tub Water Garden & more from my former garden!

Birdbath Fairy Garden

Birdbath Fairy Garden ~ see the directions!

Galvanized Container Garden

Use Galvanized Containers to plant a garden!

Bike Planter

Make a Bike Planter with planted baskets ~ click here to see how!

Succulents in a wire basket

Succulents in a wire basket!

And here’s a pretty pallet planter filled with Petunias I saw on a greenhouse run for our garden!

Pretty Pallet Planter with Petunias!

Pretty Pallet Planter with Petunias!



12 Responses so far.

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    i so love it when you share pics from your garden….it is such a beautiful place xx

  2. Feral Turtle says:

    Beautiful photos as always!

  3. I love the little chicken in the one planter and thanks for the idea with the wheel barrow. I knew I wanted to plant something in mine but did not know what, now I think I do.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks so much for your visits and lovely comment! Happy to hear my projects gave you some bit of inspiration!

  4. beautiful garden containers

  5. You’re such a creative gardener! Everything is so pretty … I could wander in your garden for hours!

    • Barb says:

      Thanks so much for coming by, Jennifer! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed a stroll through our garden : )

  6. Cecilia says:

    What wonderful ideas! I have some stuff that can be turned into planters! I’m going to look at some of yours more closely…like the birdbath, wheel barrow, for inspiration. I just love all of yours!

    • Barb says:

      So very nice of you to leave a comment, Cecilia! Yes, just about anything can become a planter! Just make sure you have drainage and good soil! Have fun!


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