Gardening in Containers
Container gardens work across a wide range of circumstances and can make gardening possible for people who might otherwise be unable to grow their own food or flowers for lack of land or accessibility. For people who rent or those living in condos or apartments with only a small balcony or patio for outdoor space, a container garden can grow tomatoes, vegetables and flowers in an attractive selection of pots and containers. For people living with disability, getting down to reach and work in an in-ground vegetable garden just might not be possible, so containers can be used to bring the plants up to a better height for accessibility.
- Container gardening enables gardening in small spaces, on patios and balconies, and where in-ground garden installation is prohibited by the landlord.
- Full sun and deep shade, container gardening can work in a range of conditions with careful plant selection.
- Tall pots can bring plants up to a workable height.
For larger properties, potted plants and flowers can be used for decorative and stylish elements in a landscape design. Tall potted plants can help frame an entryway or path, or draw the eye down a line in the garden making the space look larger. Rooftop spaces are increasingly utilized for gardens!
Container gardening can help reduce maintenance by limiting the need to pull weeds. But by planting in containers, it can be necessary to apply more regular natural fertilizers to keep the plants healthy and happy in their potted homes.