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Container Gardens

When people mention gardens, most of the time your mind will automatically jump to seeing vegetables planted in a row or seeing a rose bush by the side of the house. These are the typical gardens, bearing flowers or vegetables. However, there are many other types out in the world as well. One of these emerging types is the container garden.

The container garden is not like it sounds – it is not a garden in a big plastic bubble. Rather, is a series of containers that are strewn together to make one fluid piece! The good news is that this opens up an entirely new world of gardening seeming to combine it with art. New landscaping designs come to life as gardeners / artists form gorgeous vendors at train showers.

New designs are possible since the gardener now can choose the pots in which he puts the plant. These can be decorated with our without a theme to tie them together. In the same way, the gardener can rearrange these pots as much as he would like. The pots are lightweight and easily moved. Also, since they are small, they can be brought inside and placed in various rooms.

The container garden also works in favor of the plants. They can be moved anywhere in the house to accommodate the need to avoid sunlight, rain, and cats. The gardener can treat each plant as an individual and make sure that it is restored to health before anything else negative comes along. In the same way, plants that can’t normally be grown in the climate can have an opportunity to grow beside the other plants.

Container gardens perhaps have the greatest need – and the greatest opportunity - when it comes to being potted. They can be decorated in countless ways. They can also be made of a number of different materials. There are clay pots – both glazed and unglazed, wood, metal and copper pots. Mixing and matching these can have a great effect of the aesthetic beauty of the plant and the garden itself.

Container gardens also allow greater accuracy when it comes to watering. The level of water depends on each plant. However, the general rule of thumb is to feel the soil. If it is dry, then pour in water just until it starts to come out the bottom of the pot. This would probably be a good time to mention that purchasing a saucer to go under the pot would go a long way to keeping peace in the home. In seriousness, wait about a half-hour then dump the excess water.

Regardless of whether you stick with a traditional garden or use the container garden, you should have the knowledge necessary to successfully grow plants. Work with the soil first, making sure it is the right consistency. Buy the right fertilizer and plant the seeds and you should be back in business again.

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