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Planting in containers is a perfect option for those with limited space or time. Planters are also ideal for apartments, rental houses, balconies and patios.
Planting in containers has several advantages. Containers allow you to:
Theoretically at least, anything that holds soil can be used as a container. The category covers everything from plain, decorative, terrariums, from the rustic charm of an old shoe to the formality of bonsai. We will stick to the basics:
When choosing containers, consider the following tips:
For a successful container garden project, pay attention to the basic elements:
Take a look at Container Gardening to get tips and plans for dressing up your outdoors with container plants.
In winter, container plants face several challenges. They may dry out or freeze. Freezing can harm both plants and containers. Most plants go into dormancy in colder months as well. The procedure varies by the severity of the winters. Annuals in containers can be discarded at the end of the season. In general, for plants that you want to keep over the winter: