Container Cottage Gardening

How I create a cottage garden (and happiness!) in containers. So fun!

My 7 Favorite Flowers to Grow in Winter Containers
Do we have to endure the long stretch of winter without colorful flowers in our containers? Of course not! Some flowers will continue to show their blooms from fall all the way to spring. Others begin to bloom right in the middle of winter and others always seem to...
How I Plant Pansies in Pots for Winter Flowers: ALL MY TIPS
You want colorful flowers in your containers EVEN IN THE WINTER! Meet my winter friend, the charming pansy, the perfect flower to grow in winter. Pansies are lovely cottagey flowers FULL of color. They’re easy peasy! They aren’t too expensive and they spread. Not only...
Can I Grow Allium in Pots? 11 Steps to “YES”
Allium is the epitome of cottage charm. It looks like it came right out of a Dr. Seuss book. BUT IT'S NOT MAKE-BELIEVE. It's real and you can grow it! Sure, you can plant allium in your garden. But you want to grow it right out of a container. Is that even possible?...
How to Grow Dwarf Irises in Containers in 13 Easy Steps
Dwarf Irises, or iris reticulata, are dainty fairies popping up from the soil signaling the end of winter. Their miniature beauty is enhanced by their timing. When it seems all of nature is sleeping, dwarf iris wake up and poke their lovely heads out, often in the...
5 Secrets to Aging Terra Cotta Pots with Lime: HOW I DID IT
Aging terra cotta pots is so easy and so fun! You can't mess up with this process and it takes hardly any time. I can show you step-by-step how I aged my terra cotta pots. Plus I’ll share some secrets I learned in the process. This is such a fun project and EASY...
9 Best Evergreen Shrubs to Plant in Containers for Winter
I always love having something in all my containers - even in winter. Even though your choices are limited in winter, you are left with some GREAT ones! Evergreen shrubs are an ideal option to plant in your containers for winter. They add color, structure, and beauty...
How I Planted an Evergreen Tree in a Container for Winter
I wanted to plant an evergreen tree in a container for my back deck to soften up the harshness of winter and to add vertical interest. Simply put, I think an evergreen tree in a winter container is SO PRETTY AND CLASSY! It adds color even in winter! But looks good in...
How I Grow Violas in Winter Containers: 8 Steps Plus My Tips
Wish you could find a flower that would bloom outside in your containers ALL WINTER LONG? Violas are one of my go-to winter flowers! Violas are magic cottage-style flowers that offer cute, pixie blooms and endless color, even in the winter. They are budget-friendly,...

Can I Grow Allium in Pots? 11 Steps to “YES”

Allium is the epitome of cottage charm. It looks like it came right out of a Dr. Seuss book. BUT IT'S NOT MAKE-BELIEVE. It's real and you can grow it! Sure, you can plant allium in your garden. But you want to grow it right out of a container. Is that even possible?...

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My 7 Favorite Flowers to Grow in Winter Containers

My 7 Favorite Flowers to Grow in Winter Containers

Do we have to endure the long stretch of winter without colorful flowers in our containers? Of course not! Some flowers will continue to show their blooms from fall all the way to spring. Others begin to bloom right in the middle of winter and others always seem to...

read more

How I Plant Pansies in Pots for Winter Flowers: ALL MY TIPS

You want colorful flowers in your containers EVEN IN THE WINTER! Meet my winter friend, the charming pansy, the perfect flower to grow in winter. Pansies are lovely cottagey flowers FULL of color. They’re easy peasy! They aren’t too expensive and they spread. Not only...

read more
My Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Cottage Garden

My Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your First Cottage Garden

Cottage gardens make me happy!
I want you to be happy too…so this one’s on me.

  • Learn to create your first cottage garden with step-by-step instructions
  • A checklist to keep you on track
  • Images to inspire
  • Increase the value of your home by thousands
  • Explode your happiness quotient
  • Oh, yeah. It’s free! Free happiness.