If you are new to gardening, lack garden space, or want to cozy up an outdoor living area, try growing plants in containers. Learn how to design a container garden in a few easy steps.
Whether you keep your container gardens simple or create something more elaborate, they are the perfect addition to both indoor and outdoor living spaces.
First, it’s important to determine what style, color, and size containers you are using before purchasing plants. Choose larger containers because they don't dry out as quickly making them easier to care for.
Next, choose your plants. When creating an elaborate container garden, consider the container design technique: thriller, filler, and spiller while shopping.
While shopping at the nursery for garden plants, play around with different plants and flowers using this technique to see what colors and textures look best.
Make sure your container has drainage holes before planting and add fresh potting soil.
When the container is ready for planting, start stuffing it with the thriller, filler, and spiller planting technique.
While working, step back a few times to see that the container has symmetry, balance, and fullness. Since I like to stuff plants in containers – there is usually no room left in a pot after I plant.
Follow along to learn more about gardening in containers.