Creating Your Own Container Garden

Creating Your Own Container Garden

Creating Your Own Container Garden

In this blog post, we talk about how you can easily start growing flowers, and add attractive vibrant blooms of colour around your garden and home with the use of container planters.

A popular topic that comes up within the gardening community is the joys of container gardening. Whether you have a small balcony, a rooftop or just a window box, growing a container garden is a great way to create a natural sanctuary in the midst of a busy city. Not only is it a simple and rewarding hobby, but it also allows you to add a touch of greenery to your outdoor or indoor space.

One of the great things about container gardening is that it offers you the flexibility to easily change up your color scheme. You can swap out annuals for other plants as they finish flowering, ensuring that your garden always looks fresh and vibrant. When choosing your plants, think about the height, shape and texture of the leaves. For instance, tall strap-like leaves can provide a good background for low-growing, wide-leaved plants. Choose plants with a long flowering season, or have others ready to replace them as they finish blooming.

Another advantage of container gardening is the freedom to experiment with different types of containers. You can use anything from an old porcelain bowl to a modern timber box. If you opt to buy ready-made containers, terracotta pots can look great but tend to absorb water, so make sure to paint the interior with a special sealer from a hardware store. Plastic pots can also be painted with water-based paints for an attractive effect. Don’t forget to buy matching saucers to catch the drips, this will save your floors from staining or rotting.

When it comes to potting, it’s important to use a good quality potting mix to ensure the best performance from your plants. As a general rule, decide ahead of time where you want your pots to be positioned, then choose plants that suit the situation. For instance, sun-loving plants won’t do well in a shady spot, so choose wisely. Some plants also have large roots, so it’s best to keep them in the open garden.

10 Popular Flowers For Container Gardening

  • Petunias
  • Marigolds
  • Impatiens
  • Geraniums
  • Begonias
  • Fuchsias
  • Lobelia
  • Calibrachoa
  • Verbena
  • Alyssum

One of the most important things to consider when creating a container garden is the overall visual appeal. If you have steps leading up to your front door, an attractive pot plant on each step will delight your visitors. Indoors, pots of plants or flowers can help to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If you have plenty of space at your front door, a group of potted plants off to one side will be more visually appealing than two similar plants placed on either side of the door. Group the pots in odd numbers for maximum impact and vary the height and type of plants. You can also tie the group together by adding large rocks that are similar in appearance but slightly different in size.

With a little creativity and determination, you’ll soon have a container garden that will be the envy of all your friends and family. Whether you prefer a harmonious color scheme or a bold, contrasting look, the possibilities are endless. So why not try your hand at container gardening today and bring a touch of nature into your own outdoor or indoor space.

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