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Why Grow in Garden Containers?


Everybody has the time and the space to have a garden if you really want one.  No matter how busy you are or how small your yard or patio areas are you can always find the room for some potted plants.  Even if you don't have a yard but a balcony or patio only, you can surely find the room to plant a container or two.  Potting items is not just for high-rise people, even if you have a large yard, it's nice to have some potted plants around to add color and texture to your landscape. And, it's fun to do. 
Containers bring plants up close and personal.  You can choose the plant, the potting container, and the area to locate them in.  This is the time to get creative and set up a stunning display or color and different plant materials.  Use different types of pottery.  Colorful ceramics, lightweight poly resins, durable concrete & traditional terracotta clay from Italy.  Add evergreens, flowers, vegetables & succulents or Cacti.  Using potted containers is an easy way to dress up a drab yard and an easy way to make them inviting and decorative.
Really want to go for the ultimate in potting experience?  Place a large windowsill planter outside a kitchen window and fill it to overflowing with garden herbs.  Rosemary, basil, sage, onion are all easy to grow and work really well in a contained area.  Have a kitchen door that goes to the backyard?  Set up a few garden pots next to the door and fill with thyme, oregano and dill.  This way all you have to do when cooking is open the window or step out the door and snip what you need.  Easy, healthy and fun to do.
Another really great side of potting your yard instead of planting directly into it, is the portability.  If you are a renter you can take your garden with you when you move.  No reason to leave them all behind when they become portable you can easily transport them to a new area.  Don't let living in an apartment or condo stop you from potting plants, flowers or veggies & herbs. 
Planting in pottery is a great way to express yourself in design, a easy way to transport your garden, and a easy way to stay healthy.  Do it!
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Post Last Updated: 9/18/2023 1:05:28 PM 
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