So, what is a container gardening? Container gardening is the practice of growing plants exclusively in containers rather than planting them in the ground. Container gardens are a perfect way to bring  color to areas such as patios, porches and balconies. Pots, i.e. containers, may be any size and made of almost any material. Types of container gardens include spring and summer annuals, herbs and vegetables, holiday decorations, fairy gardens and terrarium.


Since 2010, Contained Beauty has created professionally-designed container gardens suited to the client's taste and environment. We are pleased to have received "Best of Houzz" desgnations in 2013 and 2014. You can view our Houzz profile here. If you'd like a free consultation to discuss your container garden needs, contact us today.


"I am a master gardener with a passion for container gardens of all types. To me, a container garden is a living work of art. I love sharing this beauty with others."

Kim Gamel, Master Gardener & Owner

Kim Gamel founded Contained Beauty in 2010. Kim pours her 15 years of gardening experience, and her education in the Master Gardening program through the Missouri Botanical Garden, into each living art project she creates.


Kim currently volunteers at Forest Park’s Flora Conservancy, her son's school, and is a member and current conservation co-chair of the Ladue Garden Club. She is also contributing garden writer for Houzz.com and St. Louis Magazine AT HOME.