The Garden Guy: Trough Gardening Rocketing Across Country

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

Everyone has heard the old saying you can lead a horse to the trough, and if he does not drink make it a planter. Just kidding, but if you choose to jump on one of the hottest trends in the country, you can make your own jokes about some old caballo.


These containers while at the store go by names like stock tank, feed trough, water trough and my choice, the horse trough. They might not grace the landscapes of Highland Park in Dallas or River Oaks in Houston, but they are popping up at high-end shopping centers like The Landings in Columbus, Ga., and specially designed communities like Old Town in North Columbus.

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