Eclectic Container Ideas

by Fern on April 9, 2012

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Hey San Francisco! Did you see Kimberly Gomes article in the Chronicle this past Sunday? She was inspired by my book to make a cute little colander herb garden. She also shared some of the other ideas from Small-Space Container Gardens, as well as DIY ideas from Lorene Edwards-Forkner’s Handmade Garden Projects. The article is online, so you can check it out if you missed it.

Also, do you listen to Ken Druse’s podcast? If not, it is a must listen! Especially this episode, where Ken and I talk container gardening. I’ve been doing a lot of podcast interviews lately and was on The Manic Gardener as well. We talked a lot about how you can do more with a small space than you might think.

Last, but not least, I wrote a short article for a new online gardening magazine that is totally free and very awesome. Check out page 36 of Gardeners on the Go for advice on choosing a color scheme for your garden.

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Emmon April 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

Nice! LOVE the BBQ container! We have an old Weber kettle grill — now that you mention it, it almost looks like it was DESIGNED to be a plant container!


Fern April 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

BBQ planters are super easy. Sounds like you don’t even have to deal with Craigslist weirdos to buy a used one!

Chris B. April 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

I thought the article in the GOtG! issue was interesting. That article makes me want to get your book now to see what else you have to say about gardening. I just have to find the money in my tight budget now but don’t worry, I will have the book soon. :) Thank you for such great articles and posts on your website.


Fern April 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Chris! I hope you enjoy Small-Space Container Gardens!

Pat Dossett May 4, 2012 at 6:43 am

I enjoy seeing new ways to “small space garden”….I’m a senior citizen with mobility issues BUT still love having a “garden “that I can manage….


Sue June 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

I’ve also used an old Weber grill for an additional herb garden over the past 3 years. I don’t even bring it inside in the winter.
You should see my oregano….overflowing!


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