Posts Tagged ‘container garden ideas’

Color Your Garden with Decorative Planters

Now that spring has returned, it is officially gardening season and Paul Michael Company is currently bursting with a variety of ceramic pottery that is perfect for container gardening.  Container gardens are a wonderful way to add some color to your front porch or your patio, but they can also create beautiful variety in your garden or landscape.

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Celebrity gardener and lifestyle guru, P. Allen Smith, offers some excellent advice on his blog to help you create a successful container garden.  Here are some of his tips:

  • Make sure you choose the right size container for the plant you intend to place in it.  You also need to ensure that the container has a drainage hole.
  • Get soil that is meant for use in containers, and if you can match the type of soil to the type of plant that’s all the better.
  • When watering your plants, water the plant at the bottom of the pot to reach the roots more quickly.

Choosing the right plants for your container is important for a successful container garden, but you should also consider the design of the container itself.  Don’t settle for cheap plastic containers or boring terra cotta either; you can make a statement with the containers you choose, and high-quality pottery will last you a lifetime.  Stop by any of Paul Michael Company’s locations to see containers that can add personality to your porch or garden.

Inspiring Container Garden Ideas

After the huge shipment of gorgeous planter pots and containers we received here at Paul Michael Company, we’ve all been sharing ideas on how to achieve cool decorative container gardens this summer. The beauty of the container garden is that you don’t have to have a green thumb to create something beautiful! Here are some eye-catching container garden arrangements that you can easily re-create for your own home:


An arrangement of succulents can make an interesting planting. Planting succulents in a warm colored planter really makes their bright green color pop, too. 

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Adding height with a small ornamental tree can add a touch of drama. Don’t forget to think about scale when you select plantings and pots.

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Containers are a perfect way to add some color to the garden or the entrance to your home. Even when your perennials aren’t in bloom the flowers in your pots will be! These tall slender pots can handle a myriad of flowers.

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Sometimes more is merrier – group a variety of pots in different sizes and colors with vibrant flowers together for an intriguing and eclectic arrangement.

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If you are looking for more floral inspiration we recommend an open house tour at P. Allen Smith. This beautiful Arkansas farm has stunning terraced gardens as well as vegetable and rose gardens that are a quite the treat to experience. Make a day of it and enjoy this Arkansas treasure before heading over to the Paul Michael Company stores in Lake Village, Arkansas to pick out your new flower containers.