Creative Container Gardening

by Amy Gordon
(last updated May 6, 2016)

Gardening is fun to do, and just because the location where you live is not idea for growing plants, it does not mean that you cannot grow beautiful decorations for your home. The best way to do this is to use containers to grow the plants. Just because you are confined to containers does not mean that you have to do the same, drab thing everyone else is doing. Be creative and have fun with it. The worst you can do is grow something that looks ugly, and even then you can always start over.

When you are making your container garden, remember that it is your garden and it does not matter what other people think you should do. Even this guide here will give you suggestions that you do not have to follow, because you are the one who has to live with it. Do something you think you will like. Go to the store and buy the containers you like, whether it is because you think they will match your house or because you just think they will look good.

If you think you are too uncreative to make your own garden, read on for a few tips. A good way to start is to decide what kind of color scheme you want. You should easily be able to find flowers that will match those colors. Remember that you are not limited to one pot, so you could have a whole rainbow of colors streaming over the various pots. If you arrange things right, it will look stunning.

Another suggestion for you container collection is to tier the containers. Have the smaller containers have plants that will cover up the larger containers, so it will look like a more natural garden. You can find containers that will go almost anywhere, so be experiment with the locations. Some will probably look better than others.

Just go wild with your container garden. You will have tons of fun and create a great display. The only suggestion that I do recommend you follow is to take care of your plants. Once you put them in the container, they will need constant care. Be sure to give them what they need, or your creative container garden could turn to just a bunch of containers.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...


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