Container gardens have been a huge favorite of mine for many years. With it being so extremely hot here in Texas during the summer months, it’s easier to keep a container well-watered than a huge flowerbed and it also saves on the water bill. Placing several containers of varying sizes together in groups around one’s deck, patio, or next to trees can turn a rather “blah” backyard into an oasis. One could check out SimplyPlanters.com for a decorative planter or their local nursery for planters to suit their taste. And by looking at ideas online, a plain backyard could be transformed in one day’s time. It’s that simple!