You are here

8 Reasons to Plant a Container Garden


Even if you don’t have a generous room for gardening plants, you can certainly grow a container garden. You can make your patio look green and fresh with beautiful potted plants. Also, the tiniest porch at your place can vaunt with beautiful hanging basket of pretty flowers or a crop of vegetables.



8 reasons encouraging the practice of container gardening:



1. Gardening plants in pots are easy -



For those who are a freshman in gardening field, a container garden is one good way to create a jump-start. A small soil potted plant with seed or plant is all what is required and even a complete beginner can create an impressive container garden in very little time.



2. An economical way to adding green to areas -



The best thing about gardening plants using containers is that, you can make use anything from a cement pot to old bucket. You will be surprised to see that you can transform a plastic bin, old bucket into beautiful potted plants with a little effort.



3. Not restricted to just the Garden area -



Even the smallest space can be enhanced by a container garden by effectively fighting the space limitations. Well, even the sun restrictions can be solved:



  • Too much sun - make a beautiful sun filled garden by filling a basket with succulents.

  • Shade only - make a container garden with potting varied colors of shade loving plants in a Terra Cotta plant.


4. The kids love it -



Though kids often don’t appreciate the beauty of greenery as an adult mind would but they certainly enjoy its presence. Here’s an activity, you want your kids to develop a habit of eating vegetables, try a container garden for them.



5.Change your geography -



Wanting to grow plants that are outside your geographical area? Start by planting exotic plant types. Container gardening can provide relief and help you grow a Johnny Jump-ups in Arizona or a Cactus plant in Alaska. 



6. Kitchen Gardening -



Enjoy fresh dishes by growing herbs (perennial and annual varieties) and vegetables in containers. Plant only similar growing plants in the same containers. Most herbs don’t have the same needs as most vegetables and shouldn’t be planted in the same containers. Grow in full sun.



7. Instant satisfaction -



There are few things that can bring instant satisfaction as brought by potted garden plants. Planting container grown plants in your new pots creates instant gardens. You will surely feel satisfied with a remarkable and impressive looking garden.



8. Anything to everything -



Unlike the conventional method of gardening where you are limited to use earthen or cement pots, with container gardening you can use anything to everything to match the theme and color style of your home. Get creative with throw a ways such as old shoes, boots, pans, bags, and basically anything that will hold some soil.



Visit GreenwoodNursery.com for a great selection of small shrubs, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, herbs and perennial plants for your container gardening projects.