“Home Savvy” Episode 1 – Creating A Container Garden

April 11, 2012  |  

Welcome to Madame Noire’s new home improvement show, Home Savvy. In this series we’ll share insightful tips and creative ideas for sprucing up any living space. Home improvement, your way.

In this “Get It Done” episode you’ll learn how to create a beautiful container garden that will instantly enhance your outdoor living space. Creating a container garden is a quick weekend project that also makes the perfect gift. Besides, you can never go wrong with presenting that special person with a gorgeous arrangement of flowers.

Be sure to watch Home Savvy host Suzanne Rust as she demonstrates with Home Depot Associate Shenell Leighton how simple and easy it is to create your own container garden.



Fill pot mid-way with soil.


Install your filler, while loosening the roots.


Begin filling container with potting mix.


Add Thrillers.


Add Spillers.


Add more spillers and thrillers as needed. You now have a gorgeous container garden.



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  • Sabrina

    I was really looking for more of this segment from your Home Savvy. I wanted to steal some of the things you guys come up with the make my yard and home nicer. Why did you guys stop? Please post some more before summer is over.

  • I like it

    Home Savvy is probably my favorite section on this website. It’s like HGTV meets Real Simple magazine meets …well, MadameNoire. Keep it coming, ladies! I’m loving it!

  • Peggy

    One of my friend won a home curb appeal from this segment and it was cancel after several attempt of rescheduling due to problems they had with the last person’s project. She was so sad and there was nothing she could do to change things.

  • Latonya

    Great segment! I’ll definitely try to create a container garden. I would use tulips and ivy:)

  • Ampy K.

    Thank you Suzanne Rust for those very helpful tips.  Enroute to Home Depot now!

  • John Wellington

    Wonderful segment!  Great to see Suzanne Rust on air – she’s wonderful.  And we look forward to the next!

  • Rfg_nyc

    Great show! Looking forward to your next episode.

  • Tudbee

    Thanks for this. Have always wanted to start one of such but had no idea where to begin.

  • Open Heart

    ooohh!  I love home improvement shows!  Glad to see MN in the ring!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!