Container Gardens for the Beginning Gardener

You have never had a flower garden before because you think you have a brown or a black thumb rather than the green thumb like your neighbor. With a little know how, you can change the color of your gardening thumb to a more favorable color.

With container and pot gardening, you are now capable of having your own mini garden no matter the space you have available. You now no longer have to admire the neighbor's plants and wishing you could do the same.

Take the Container Gardening Plunge

The best advantage to container gardening over the traditional garden is the portability of the containers. You are able to move your containers to different areas for different effects. You are also able to have a small garden on the deck of your apartment, around your mobile home, on your houseboat or even while you are RV-ing around the country.

When you are limited on space, you are still able to have plants for every season there is. You will need to do some research on the size of containers, plant growth availability in your area, and what tickles your own fancy.

While gardening, it isn’t only for the skilled or professionals - there are always tips and tricks that can be learned and taught no matter what your skill level is. You would be surprised at how many gardeners who would never think to use containers as part of their gardening enjoyment.

By using containers for your gardening, you will be surprised how you will be able to plant and grow grandma's favorite azalea. With container gardening, you will be able to control the conditions that are needed for the plants that you choose to experiment with.

For those of that are true beginners, you do not have to spend a fortune to start your container garden. You can start with any container that you find interesting to you. You are not held be the bounds of the terra cotta, ceramic or wooden containers that you see in the garden sections of your local store.

You may have noticed while making your daily commute the odd items that are hosting a variety of plants in the yards you pass. You may have seen old wash tubs, hollowed out tree trunks or even in some instances small boats being used to house different types of bedding plants.

When you start diving into the types of plants that you wish to use. You will want to consider like minded and styled plants for your containers. You will want to have plants that require the same type of soil, the amount of sun or shade needed for growth, and the amount of watering the plants will need.

Match the size of your container to the size of your plants. When you have the right size of a container to match your plant, you will end up with a much better view and look of the plants in the container.

You can also combine annuals with annuals, annuals with perennials, and annuals, perennials and bulbs to create your own container garden. The best container garden, especially with medium and larger containers, requires at least a minimum of three plants to make the garden to have a fuller look.

In short, the ability to have a container garden is not as hard or as intimidating as it seems. Start out with a couple of terra cotta containers with about six types of plants to start with so that you can experiment with this type of gardening.

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