Garden Gallery: Container and Window Boxes, Oh My!

I am not terribly partial to looking though garden gadget catalogs.  Yes, I know that there are lots of tools that could help me to do things more efficiently, but in the end, I am not that organized, I want to spend my money on other things and I garden like I go through life…head first — and too many tools would imply I have given things a bit more thought that I usually have.  I mention this because the Pamela Crawford Side Planting System is one of those gadget-y things that I wouldn’t give a second glance.   But then I saw these pictures…

pamela croawford containerplanting system window boxes and container garden

and I thought, well, if I need a gadget to get that, maybe I ought to re-think this anti-gadget stance. This is the home of Keith Phelps, manager of Country Farm & Home Gift and Garden Center ….. and he practices what he preaches.   Between the lushness and the particularly perfect plant color choices for this house, this garden really takes my breath away.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Jenn on August 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Those must be on a drip system. That much plant matter in that small a root ball much have a near-continuous water source.

  2. Jenn on August 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    “must’, not “much”

  3. louise on August 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    check out this urban project- could be an interesting idea for a local restaurant, municipal court house??building

  4. Keith Phelps on August 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Not on a drip system…house faces due south…water once a day making sure to saturate througherly…use soil moist(water retention product) blended in with the the container mix in the boxes…box also holds a large volume of soil…GREAT SYSTEM!!!

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