Container gardens can dress up an entrance, adorn a windowsill, add interest to garden beds, or bring the beauty of foliage and flower to the apartment or condo. Try these ideas to create your own garden!
Tips for Creating Container Gardens
Rotate your container garden from indoors to out when the seasons change. You can cheer up your space and even try growing plant varieties that might not otherwise thrive in your zone.
Recycled jars and tins, a weathered bucket , a vintage pitcher or even an old wheelbarrow can make interesting planters. If the container has no drainage holes, drill small holes in the bottom and cover them with a piece of screen, mesh drywall tape, broken pottery shards or a coffee filter to prevent soil from spilling out.
Choose the container and space your plants based on what their full size will be. Container gardens may start off skimpy, but growing plants can crowd one another out.
Potting soil lets roots spread easily, helps retain moisture and promotes nutrient absorption. Garden soil is too heavy and dense for containers.