Container gardening is a fun and easy way to garden—all you need is a container, potting soil, plants and some imagination. And if you have little-to-no space, don’t worry—containers come in all shapes and sizes and can be placed almost anywhere, including entryways, balconies, rooftops, decks and patios.
Growing colorful flowers in terra-cotta pots or herbs and vegetables in galvanized animal troughs are familiar ways to container garden. Innovative gardeners, however, experiment with planting combinations, and use a variety of unusual containers such as vintage wooden boxes, soda pop crates or old metal buckets to create unique container gardens.
Enter to Win Our 2020
Container Garden Design Contest
How to Enter
The contest is open to all gardeners. Entries should include a brief description of your 2020 container garden creation, and up to three photographs. One entry per person. Email your entry materials to ZEST Editor Nancy Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name, address and phone. Deadline to enter is June 30.
Selecting the Winner
Our judge, award-winning landscape designer Thomas Lynch, Thomas Lynch Design in Ogunquit, Maine, will choose a single winner. Elements of good design will be considered when judging including balance, scale, rhythm and proportions, as well as creativity and overall visual beauty.
The winner will receive a $200 award and their container garden photographs, along with honorable mentions, will be posted in the
July–August issue of ZEST.
Good luck to all!