Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Pope's!

It is such a joy to go back to the Pope's home for every install! Not only are they the kindest people, but they get an A++ for taking care of their containers :)

We installed this Kimberly Queen Fern with impatiens in April...and here it is at the end of October?!?! Oh, how I wish I had a 'before' picture....7 of these were spaced along the edge of their back patio and they just looked FABULOUS!! It was so hard to replace them with Fall plantings, but the first freeze would nip these!
Ferns, Mustard Greens, Cabbage, Pansies, and Ivy.....aaaaahhhhh.....

We just love these windowboxes that are on the Carriage house...precious!

The Buzzell's

Our fall continues to make us smile...lovely plants, lovely people, and lovely homes.
I love my job!
The Buzzell's did a beautiful renovation to their home. Mary Allison has an amazing eye that shows on the inside and outside of their home. Make sure to look at her blog for inspiration or help on design--

Mailbox flower bed...violas, ferns, and cabbage. Yay Fall!

One of our favorite combos of the season...Aspidistra, ferns, violas, and ivy. Perfect for a shady porch or patio.

Love it!

Interior orchid with curly willow. They make such a statement when placed in front of a mirror--it really does double the effect!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Autumn, the year's last, lovliest smile."

Hello Friends of Container Gardening!
I hope this post finds you all enjoying cool nights, sun-warmed days, and the tinges of color on the leaves. Even though we are well into fall at this point, the rain has delayed lots of planting and blog posting!
Thank goodness for a beautiful week...we have been playing catch up so that everyone can begin to enjoy the wonderful plants that grace our fall and winter.
While perennial beds and ferns are going dormant, and the trees are loosing their leaves, Container Gardening of Atlanta is on the town to make sure that your pots keep color and vibrancy to brighten the cold winter days that lie ahead.
Make sure to call us soon to book a day for us to spruce your pots!
As always, thank you for visiting our blog and for your business!!
Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to....more to come!
Autumn Ferns, Mustard Greens, Violas, and Creeping Jenny....ahhhhhh! Fall!

Aspidistra, Autumn Ferns, Heuchera, and English and lush for the fall!

A stately globe-shaped boxwood underplanted with cabbage, violas, and heuchera

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Courtyard Makeover!

This precious courtyard was a blank slate when we first set foot in it. It is hard to believe from these pictures, but it's true!! Anne Bolling drew a landscape and planting plan for this couple, which gave them the whimsical, relaxed feel that they were looking for. With Compacta Hollies scattered for consistency, it was easy to fill in with interest plants such as a Weeping Japanese Maple, Spirea, Camellias, Butterfly Bushes, Miscanthus Grass, Cherry Trees and much more. This installation gave the couple some much needed instant shade along with lots of interesting, colorful plants. What a joy to have this project from start to finish!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ghertner's Garden

A great way to add color to a shady patio is through containers themselves. This blue-glazed "Strawberry Pot" brightens up a shady corner and draws the eye to the overflowing plants.
This planter box (provided by CGOA) is packed full of luscious, shade-loving plants...ferns, caladiums, and begonias. Who said the shade has to be boring??

This window box is a perfect example of how container gardening can bring you function along with aesthetics. This client loves to cook, so what better than a petite herb garden (with a rosemary topiary, basil, parsley, sage, thyme, dill and lavender) to supplement his culinary creations!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Springtime at the Smulders!

Boxwood underplanted with shade-loving Caladiums and Cherry Blossom Begonias (Concrete Container provided by CGOA)

Small scale garden design

Spring at Mar Mar's House!

Hibiscus mark the entrance to Mar Mar's pool deck. We chose concrete containers (provided by CGOA) to coincide with the concrete pool deck and stacked stone walls behind the pool.

Cast Iron Urns (provided by CGOA) look perfect on the porch of this white house with black shutters. To give some color to the front porch, we chose various pink and white Geraniums. Simple and Beautiful!

So many enjoy cooking, that it seems crazy not to have your own herbs! This trio of pots includes Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender.

Most everything is this window box lasted from our January install. We just had to replace the Snapdragons and Primrose with Spring color....Vinca, Impatiens, Gaura, and Veronica.

This area has 4 shady windowboxes that hang outside of a screened porch. They look great as a whole, and as individuals (shown below). They contain a great mix of shade-loving colors and textures.