Now that spring is fully in bloom, it’s time to show your garden some love! One easy way to update your porch, patio or yard is with container gardens. Carmen Johnston, a Southern Living garden & lifestyle expert, is showing us how to plant a simple two-tiered planter—sure to brighten up any outdoor space! We’ve been known to kill a plant or two in our time, so we find all of Carmen’s tips especially helpful. And we love that the materials needed are affordable and available at our local Home Depot—it makes gardening a little less intimidating! The Southern Living plant collection does the hard work for us by choosing color combinations and plants that go together. Novice gardeners don’t have to figure it out alone!
Photography: Krista A. Jones
Garden expert: Carmen Johnston
Plants: Southern Living collection available at Home Depot. Bell Nursery grows plants/annuals for 178 Home Depot Garden Centers. Home Depot partners with growers to ensure they have the freshest locally grown plants in their garden centers to sell.
- One 18″ container
- One 12″ container
- 1 bag of mini nuggets bark
- 1 large bag of potting soil
- 10 Southern Living Color Collection plants