By Ryan Larson
Container gardening is quick becoming a favorite with a lot of
gardeners. Generally you will find people living in apartments
and condos without any lawn area are container gardeners. You
will see flowers, tomatoes, lettuce and herbs spilling over
railings of balconies. However, the popularity and ease of
container gardens has spilled over to homeowners.
Although the majority of container gardens are seen around
decks, patios and porches, you can have a container garden
anywhere, even spread among your yard based flower garden.
gardeners use container gardening to add accents to spots in
their garden that may be thin while awaiting perennials to
bloom. This is also a way to help achieve just the right color
scheme for your garden. Annuals in containers are a way to add
color to your perennial garden all season long.
A lot of people now seem to use their gardens as extensions of
their homes, adding garden ornaments and furniture, with some
people creating garden "rooms". These gardeners are also
finding the variety, shapes, and sizes of containers helps
pull together specific garden themes. Garden containers come
a wide array of colors from unglazed orange clay to bright and
brilliant emerald and blue. There are containers that are made
from wood, metal, plastic or resin.
Using a container garden can also help you and your plants and
flowers co-exist happily together. With container gardening
can see that each flower receives the correct amount of light,
or shade to make it thrive. It's also easier to have greater
accuracy when watering as you do it dependent on the needs of
each plant. The rule is that you should first feel the soil,
it's dry, pour water into the container just until it starts
come out of the bottom of the pot. Wait about one half hour
then dump the excess water out of the saucer.
At the end of the summer your favorite plants and flowers can
be brought inside to be enjoyed until they can be safely put
out for the next year.
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