5 Container Garden Ideas to Attract Hummingbirds

How to Choose a Container

To anchor everything, you need the right container. You’ll certainly have plenty to choose from. Just go to the garden center, and chances are you’ll find rows and rows of them in every size, shape and color imaginable.

Design Containers Like a Pro

Thrillers add the wow factor with their height. Plant according to how the pot will be viewed. If it will be viewed from all sides, place it in the middle. Or if viewed from the front only, place it in the back.

Add Drama With Tall Plants

One of the easiest ways to make an impact with a container is tall plants. You can find some colorful annuals, but don’t overlook perennials.

Include Trailing Plants

Trailing plants are a must-have for hanging baskets, but they’re a showstopper for other container garden ideas, too. Garden centers often have a whole section of trailing plants. 

Choose Bold Colors

You don’t necessarily want to pair bright red flowers with a bright red container. But with a little bit of planning, you can use color to your advantage. 

Don’t Forget About Presentation

So you have your height and your trailing plants. You’ve chosen an attractive container. And you’ve used color to your advantage. Now you just need to make sure that everything works together.