So many beautiful and elegant summertime plantings perfect as a centerpiece for your patio or front yard. Who needs regular, boring annuals? Instead, have big pots to plant, big planter boxes for them to root in, and tiny containers for them to grow in. Every pot will have its own personal planting, but at the same time, the overall relationship of all the big planter boxes and the small container planters needs to mesh well with your existing landscape.
Container gardening is one of the easiest ways to get that to happen. When you use big planter boxes and tiny pots, they become part of your landscape. This makes it easy for your eyes, nose, hand, and senses to seamlessly match the container to the plantings in the ground. Soil blends in and soil tones with the container. It’s so much easier than trying to transplant huge, thick soil from one location to another, especially if the soil isn’t that full of soil first.
Another benefit of container gardening is the amount of time you save. If you’re an avid gardener, chances are you spend a lot of time pruning your plants, cutting off parts of them, or otherwise trying to manage the growth of your plants. If you’re doing this on your own, chances are you’re spending more time doing it than you’d like, especially if you’re doing it when you’re not actually going anywhere. You’ll also find yourself shopping much more often than you would if you were growing your own herbs, spices, or fresh herbs in big planter boxes. It saves you time to simply grab a few pots or other containers and go rather than doing all of the work by hand.
When it comes to container gardening, another big advantage is hydrangeas. Unlike traditional indoor gardening, planting hydrangeas in pots is incredibly easy to do. Even kids can do it if they have a little bit of extra encouragement. If your children want to grow their own hydrangeas, you can help them with basic planning, watering, and lighting techniques so they’ll be able to have a successful garden even if they’re just getting started with it.
Big planter boxes are also excellent for growing herb gardens. Unlike most types of pots, which are often rectangular, round, square, or oval-shaped, most pots for herbs are square or rectangular. They come in all sorts of shapes, from elaborate planters that look like miniature castles to smaller ones that look more like miniature vases. Some are even made with real dirt. Hydrangeas can grow just about anywhere in these kinds of containers, whether they’re in a sunny window box, inside a small pot on a sunny windowsill, or even inside other small planters.
Plants can get messy in traditional container gardening. If there are too many plants in a certain hole, or if the roots are touching each other, it’s hard to keep everything clean. If you have a bigger planter, however, this isn’t a problem because you can spread your plants out without worrying about cleaning or without worrying about the dirt getting too compacted between the roots.
When you’re planting seeds, annual flowers, or vegetables, there’s no need for messy plastic pots. With big planter boxes, you can plant all of your seeds, annual flowers, and vegetables in one. Your annual flowers and vegetables will be kept separate from each other, keeping them from competing for space and nutrients.
These are just a few gardening tips to help you make the most of your garden. There are a lot more things that you’ll want to learn, though. If you’re new to gardening, or if you haven’t grown plants in your own backyard before, growing pot plants is a great way to get started. You’ll have some wonderful flowers and vegetables to look at when you’ve finished your gardening.