"From classic terra cotta containers to trash cans and laundry baskets, almost anything can make a great container garden," states Kerry Michaels in this resource on container gardens for beginners. And as if to prove her assertion, About's Guide to Container Gardening even shows you how to turn clam shells into container gardens!
"How is that possible?" you ask. "Aren't clam shells too small for such a project?" But it's all relative: hens and chicks can be small enough plants to fit into such container gardens, as Kerry illustrates in her tutorial. But whether you prefer small displays or large ones, conventional pots or novel ones, this resource on container gardens for beginners is the place to start to learn more about the subject.