A Portable, Potable Garden
If space is a premium in your yard – or if you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to fancy-up your deck or patio, think about planting containers as a way to add color and vitality exactly where you need it.
It’s not necessary to have acres of planting beds – or even to own a home – to enjoy America’s favorite hobby. Renters and homeowners alike can let their imaginations run wild with this easy-to-care for, portable and economical alternative to full garden planting.
Start with a collection of pots – your choice of plain clay, or more ornate, as long as they have drainage – some good potting soil and a basic color scheme. Then, follow these tips:
Great summer growers for your container garden include Coleus, Dahlia, Fuchsia, Geranium, Herbs, Impatiens, Larkspur, Lobelia, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Petunias, Wave Petunias, Ornamental grasses, and Miniature Roses.
Containers tend to dry out faster than ground soil, so don’t be afraid to choose drought resistant plants, and keep them healthy and well-nourished with a good fertilizer like GreenView with GreenSmart All-Purpose Plant Food. Use it for flower gardens as well as container gardens, indoors and out, for the perfect balance of nutrients that encourage plants to thrive!