What’s not to love about container gardens? They’re so easy they could be the Dr. Seuss of gardens:They grow in the country,and they grow in town;you can be plant masteror a gardening clown.They’re good for flowersand they’re good for herbs;there’s room in your condoor your place in the ‘burbs.Wherever you goand whatever you grow,a container garden’ll do.Just remember the water,a dash of soil – and a little pot or two.
And, it’s really that simple. Okay, okay – for those of you out there who can kill a plant just by looking at it, there are probably a few things you can do to hedge your bets, so to speak ...Planters / Pots
Choosing the “right” outdoor planter
or decorative planter
is all about size and style. Be sure to note the ideal potting size when buying your plants. Once you have that info in hand then you can have fun picking a style that suits your fancy.Water
Water is probably the trickiest part. Be careful not to overwater, but keep in mind that outdoor plants may need a little extra on hot or windy days.Soil
Potting soil is a little different than plain ‘ol dirt, but the good thing is you can just buy it by the bag. Look for soils that advertise good aeration and drainage, which usually comes from a mix of peat, mulch, perlite and/or sand.Plants
Newbies, you may want to choose hardy plants unless you intend to keep them indoors. We’ve discussed the most indestructible houseplants
in another blog if you’d like to read it, but succulents (cacti), spider plants and bamboo rate pretty high on the list.We hope these tips help get you started on your very own container garden.