A master gardener offers suggestions on different kinds of garden containers.
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Which containers do you use indoors? Lots of people use a kitchen windowsill to display plants, so I like to look through the kitchen for inspiration. Pack some sphagnum moss around the inside to hold the soil and then fill it up. Teapots are another fun option. You'll have to work a little to make them work as a container, though. Drill some holes in the bottom so the water will drain out, then set it on a tray filled with gravel. Herbs are a perfect plant choice for these containers too. Next time you're in the kitchen cooking, they'll be right within reach.