Gardening in containers gives the plant lover, no matter what size his garden may be, the extra gift of flexibility. Even if you have large flower and vegetable beds on your property, the importance of a few containers for instant color and drama wherever it’s needed cannot be underestimated.
If you live in a condominium, apartment, or small home where space is at a premium, container gardening takes on a new significance.
Remember that you can, with patience and practice, grow almost any plant in almost anything that will hold soil. Not just a mix of petunias and geraniums for porch color, but anything you like: vegetables, fruit trees, lilies, shrubs and even small trees!
The only downside about container gardening is that it can become addictive. One beautiful container of plants usually leads to another then another.
Just remember to leave room for a chair so you can bask in the glory of your movable garden!
Table of Contents
- Gardening in Containers
- Planting Mixes
- How to Plant
- Pests and Problems
- Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes
- Flowers for Containers
- Vegetables in Containers
- Herbs in Containers
- Grow an Herb as a Standard