Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CGOA featured on!!

When a dear friend said that she knew the editor of Flower Magazine (one of our favorites for garden and flower lovers), we nearly had a fit we were so excited! Margot Shaw, editor of Flower Mag, lived up to every expectation of a flower editor...and more! She was such a joy to meet and found the story of how our business started inspiring.
She lined us up with one of her 'flower girls,' Katherine Perry, who interviewed Container Gardening....and now the interview is up on their website.
Take a look...

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Love for Container Gardening

These are pictures from one of our first clients. After several seasons in her garden, we have her containers down to an art...and so does she! Recently we were asked what our favorite projects are; our response was those projects in which the client is excited and enthusiastic. It's contagious and inspiring...and it shows in our work! This client is the perfect example of a favorite project....a joy to plant!

Lush and full...
Kimberly Queen Fern, Caladiums, Angel Wing Begonia, and Dragon Wing Begonias

To liven up an empty corner...
Kimberly Queen Fern, Caladiums, Angel Wing Begonia, and Dragon Wing Begonias

Lavender and Euphorbia

A windowbox for a cook...
Euphorbia, Vinca, Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, and Basil

Angel Wing Begonias, Heuchera, Autumn Ferns, and Impatiens

Angel Wing Begonias, Heuchera, Autumn Ferns, and Impatiens

Hibiscus and Euphorbia

For an inviting pool entrance...
Hibiscus and Euphorbia

Also for a cook...
Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano, and Citronella (to keep skeeeters away!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Summer Summer!

Australian Tree Ferns, Caladiums, Impatiens, and Heuchera. We love Shade!!

Gaura, Juncus Grass, Vinca, Verbena, and Thyme
(containers provided by CGOA)

Vinca, Verbena, and Thyme

Kimberly Queen and Caladiums

Kimberly Queen and Caladiums
(containers provided by CGOA)

Monday, June 28, 2010

More Spring Blooms :)

Some more from our Spring plantings, after allowed a month of growing time!

Aspidistra, Caladiums, Angel Wings, Impatiens, and Autumn Ferns

These planters softened a patio surrounded by a formal Boxwood hedge.

Shade loving windowbox

Sun loving windowbox

A happy mailbox planting :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Hello Gardening Friends!
I hope your Spring was filled with beautiful blooms and lots of enjoyable days in your garden. We have been working hard to keep up with all the beauty around our containers. It's been a tough job with the magnificent Azaleas and Hydrangeas this year! Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to. Hope to hear from you all soon!!

Kimberly Queen Ferns, Caladiums, Ivy, and Dragon Wing Begonias make a statement at the entrance gate of this beautiful home!

Boxwoods, Thyme, and Begonias

A Lush poolside planting...Petunias, Plumbago, Euphorbia, and Vinca in a moss lined iron plant stand.

More Kimberly Queens with 'Miss Muffett' Caladiums and Impatiens. Who said shade was boring??

Table plantings....begonias and Sage. Herbs are functional and beautiful!

Australian Tree Fern with Impatiens

Boxwood topiary, trailing Rosemary, and Vinca

More Kimberly Queens and Dragon Wings!

Poolside Hibiscus and Euphorbia. This just screams hot summer!

A little something to bring a smile to this wonderful client when she walks in her back door.

Deep shade windowboxes.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but this windowbox is packed full of herbs and flowers. Basil, Parsley, Thyme, and Sage with Euphorbias, Vinca, and Plumbago.


Ivy Topiary with Vinca and Angelonia.

Windmill palm with Scabiosa, Petunias, Euphorbia, Ivy, and Sedums.

Perfect for a lush poolside!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Here comes SPRING!!

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." ~Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens may be right about that for now, but warm days, green leaves, and spring flowers are JUST around the corner! Tulips, Daffodils, and other lovely bulbs are slowly emerging after a long winter nap…and we welcome them as the first sign of the coming of spring! Once again, we are ecstatic to primp your containers with color, texture, and style that will last through the dog days of summer and to the fall months.
Call or email us today to get on our calendar in April and May!


Sick of those pansies and violas yet? We, too, are anticipating the many choices of spring/summer annuals. It’s time to refresh!


While annual flowers, boxwoods, ferns, and more grace so many of your planters, we have been exploring the beauty of vegetable gardens, as well. Not only are they functional, but they provide color, wonderful smells, butterflies and other important pollinators to your yard…and yummy, organic food, to boot! From tomatoes, peppers, and herbs in pots to squash, beans, and okra in the ground, we can fit veggies into any garden or container that is in full sun!


Container Gardening is proud to say that we have been playing in the world of events this winter….and it is FUN! Be sure to call us for your spring and summer events to give a unique look to your party. We offer custom potted and cut arrangements!

We appreciate your business and look forward to another season in your garden!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentines' Day!!

Happy Valentines' Day to Friends of Container Gardening!!'s right around the corner. After the craze of the holidays and the hoop-lah of New Years, Valentines' Day seems to really sneak up and take us by surprise. Luckily for you, Container Gardening is on top of things this year!
Don't find yourself running out on February 14th to a cut flower shop! Potted orchids are the Valentine that gives for weeks and weeks, long after cut flowers have withered and dropped petals. Pre-order with us by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th so that you can rest assured that you will be in the good graces of your loved one on Valentines' Day!!
Delivery available Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th (extra charge).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Morgan and David's Wedding

Rehearsal Dinner pictures to come...I forgot my camera and didn't realize it until we got to the Piedmont Driving Club Golf Club. I did not make the same mistake when we decorated Northside United Methodist Church for their wedding on Saturday.

Casablanca Lilies with Camellia greenery on the Altar...Simple and Beautiful!

Close up of the Altar urns

Close up of the Pew markers...Hydrangeas, Lilies, Roses, and more!

Church entry

Close up of Entry flowers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Simple, yet dramatic elegance

We were asked to do potted and cut arrangements for a rehearsal dinner at 103 West right before Christmas. We were going for 'simple, yet dramatic elegance with a hint of Christmas spirit.' And that it was!

We used a classic silver wine cooler as the container at the namecard table. This was the 'Ta-Da!' arrangement filled with orchids, red ilex berries, willow, boxwood clippings, and fir clippings.

Potted orchids with Mint Julep cups of cut flowers...roses, sweet peas, calla lillies, berries, and greenery. Stunning!

A close-up of the cut arrangement