Thrifty Container Gardening Ideas For Mother's Day

April 10, 2018
Happy Tuesday and welcome to Ten on the Tenth! Today a small group of us are sharing our finds, ideas and inspiration for creating a container garden for around ten dollars. As I thought about container gardening it seemed to me the possibilities where endless and actually overwhelming. Then as we tossed a ten dollar budget into the mix it actually made the challenge even more overwhelming! So right then and there I took a breath and looked at what I had growing on my back patio. I am sharing some of these containers, garden décor and plants with you. This gardening assortment has many choices all around ten bucks!



It is no secret I love containers on the patio and porch and I sort of collect them. I receive great pleasure in shopping for these containers too. If you happen to like an eclectic mix of pots too, I suggest you search little hole in the wall shops, gardening centers going out of business and even paint those containers yourself.



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These are all terracotta pots and I adore terracotta because they breathe and age so beautifully. If you want to spruce up a plain pot add some stripes or hand paint with your choice of themes. These pots range in price from $2.50-$45.00. Plain pots can be found at Home Depot



There is just something about a moss container in the Spring and I really think that most any woman would love to receive this anytime of the year. Take it a step further and just imagine this container garden on tables for a Bridal or Baby shower.



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Moss container basket with small pot filled with Tarragon. Add a mini bird nest and a few natural looking bird eggs.

Moss baskets for around $6.00 at Quick Candles. Bird Nests for $3.99 Tarragon $4.99.



I typically grow my tomatoes in the garden plot, but this year I thought I'd give them a try on the patio and they are loving the shelter the patio brings them as well as the warm and sunny afternoons. For added interest I placed them on this weathered metal bench, tucked in a petunia or two around the base of the tomatoes and even added a cherub.



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Metal bench - similar product found at Hayneedle for $80.10. Assorted pots and Tomato Plants from any local nursery. Tomato plant around $4.98



It is no secret I love tulips! When Rita from Panoply; who's "blog is all about antiquing, thrifting, home décor and landscape gardening..." Sent me this darling vintage planter I was over the moon! I added a simple pink Kalanchoe to set it off.



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Vintage flower pot varying prices depending on the shop. $2.50-$25.00 Flowerng Kalanchoe



If you want to add a little magic to any container garden toss in a unicorn, castle and some fairy dust (colored sand) This is such an economical, fun and whimsical way to dress up any container garden. Check out any local craft store and watch for sales too on Fairy garden supplies.



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Mexican Tarragon $4.98 Unicorn and Fairy Castle from Michaels from the Fairy Garden collection ranging in price from $3.99 and up. Colored sand from Hobby Lobby $2.49.



I enjoyed sharing some of my ideas on container gardening with you all and my back patio too. I hope that you feel a little Spring inspired and that you will have a day that is blessed with beauty and joy! Thank you for joining me and all of the other ladies too.


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Comments

  1. I love your ideas! Your back patio is like a sanctuary with all of your pots. :)

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  2. Beautiful Jemma. Love all these ideas. Ohhhhh I cannot wait for our weather to get better to have outdoor plants. We midwest girls can dream!!! Happy New Week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  3. Penny at Enjoying The Simple ThingsApril 10, 2018 at 3:59 AM

    All wonderful ideas!

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  4. Your flowers all make me so happy this morning. Love the idea of adding a nest! I'm working hard on my front yard. Hope to have something to share at your Garden Linky Party. Have a beautiful day.

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  5. Wow - you have a green thumb for sure! Our Garden Centers don't even have any flowers in yet! And there are HUGE snow flurries dancing outside right now, so I am afraid we won't even have a spring this year! Love the pot Rita sent you!!

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  6. I love the planter Rita sent you!! All of your ideas for pots are awesome. The moss covered basket is beautiful!

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  7. Lots of loveliness here, Tara. I'm a big fan of Terracotta and moss baskets too. The tarragon looks just perfect in your mossy basket! Someday. Soon.

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  8. Loving all the ideas sweet lady. Everything is so beautiful and green. Oh reminds me of Spring. I am biting at the bits to get my hands in some dirt! This has been the craziest weather for us. Today, 598 degrees and 100% rain all day! GRR! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. Such pretty containers, Jemma! That mossy basket is my favorite!

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  10. Everything is just beautiful! You have the touch my friend!
    I look forward to your gardening party :)

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  11. There is nothing like a bunch of terra cotta pots filled with flowers! All your ideas are lovely.

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  12. Hello darling ladies! I wish I could join in on this blog hop; I do have a green thumb, but there is still no green going on around here. I reserve my green efforts for the outdoors because I don't seem to have much luck with indoor plants! Jemma, your photos are beautiful!

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  13. Joyce, I knew you would have the best garden ideas. All the planting ideas are awesome for any gardener. And so pretty.

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  14. I love all of your fabulous pots and the tiny details...super fun!

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  15. All good ideas, Jemma. You are inspiring me to get to the plant center soon!

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  16. What a wonderful collection of ideas! Sadly, up here in north Idaho I am realizing that pottery doesn't stand up well to the freeze/thaw cycle we have. I reminded myself that I should only purchase metal containers from now on, at least they won't crack and fall into smithereens. I've got a lot of cleanup work to do in my garden, as the last bit of snow has finally melted - yay! Thanks for the lovely ideas and pictures of spring colors and flowers, it makes my heart happy :)

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  17. Jemma, how pretty do all those look?! I'm a tad jealous for your weather, but we may finally see the warmth of spring for good this weekend. It's also timely because I just finished my last purge box! Your little tulip pot is adorable, and I love that mossy basket.
    I'm looking forward to participating in your garden link party, sharing and learning!

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  18. Great ideas! Love the unicorn/fairy garden. Reminds me to go spruce up my fairy garden. I like the idea of putting a flowering plant with the tomato plant too. Have a glorious Spring day!

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  19. Jemma I would really enjoy sitting in your back porch and just admiring all the greenery. The idea of placing your pots on the metal bench is brilliant and looks so cool. And who can resist a fairy garden?

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  20. Oh, you have made creative containers for the garden. I just love the vintage green one, it's so pretty. And the magical fairy one is whimsical. I have been collecting fairy items so I can make the baby a fairy garden when she's a little older. That unicorn is so cute. Doesn't Michaels have the best selection of fairy items?

    Such wonderful ideas on here today, Jemma. Thank you for sharing. Those vibrant Pink flowers are gorgeous. : )

    love, ~Sheri

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  21. lowcarbdiabeticJanApril 12, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    So nice to see these suggestions.
    Plants are so perfect as a gift.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Such great ideas and so happy you were also able to take part in Rita's Purge too. It's a beautiful pot and I bet will gives you years of enjoyment.

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