Creating Gardening in Containers around the entry to your home can add charm and drama.
We all have conditions that limit the type or size of garden we can have. Either the space outside is limited, the soil isn’t right for what we want to grow, the plants we want will get too big, and so on. There is, however, a solution to these constraints and that is gardening in containers. Even if you have a huge yard, you can still do some of your gardening in containers.
Starting Gardening in Containers is easy, quick and can be inexpensive.
You don’t have to be constrained by not having a big outside area, a small area outside the kitchen door can house an herb collection ready for snipping what you need for the pot, utilizing the path up to the front door by arranging a line of pots of small marigolds or margarites or troughs of blue lobelia can create a very inviting entryway.
When choosing your containers, keep in mind the plants will get bigger, so chose pots that give them room to expand or be prepared to re-pot them from time to time. This may mean you’ll need to buy several sizes and keep them ready for when you need them. Plastic containers will require less watering since they don’t allow it to evaporate as quickly or soak water into the pot as clay does.
One of the primary benefits of growing Gardening in Containers is that you can move the plants around – to suit your needs, the size of the plant or even the weather. As long as the light the plants will get is about the same, they shouldn’t mind being moved about. You can continue to make an aesthetically pleasing arrangement regardless of how rapidly the plants grow.