5 Tips for Container Gardening

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Container gardening is perfect for those who have small spaces or for gardeners that want to experiment with texture and colors. If you want to jump into this type of gardening, we have some great tips to get you started!

  1. Evergreen shrubs are perfect for anchoring a container planting and allow for flower changes to provide for seasonal interest.  Choose a shrub that is naturally small growing, and it can last in a container for several years without overgrowing.  Choose formal topiaries or dwarf conifers depending on the setting and personal taste.  Other evergreens to try could include Thymes, Rosemary, Lavender,  various ferns, Lenten Rose and various Carex.
  2. Containers provide opportunity for a dash of color and interest in areas without planting beds such as patios, around pools, entrances, or beside benches
  3. Choosing a type of vessel for your container garden is mostly up to you! There are options for various metal containers for a modern and sleek look, glazed containers for the rustic look, as well as a variety of concrete and terracotta planters.     
  4. In a commercial landscape setting, colorful containers can soften the architectural features and pavement and provide a welcoming atmosphere to customers and employees alike.
  5. Throughout the summer and fall, thoughtful pruning of the plants in your container gardens will maintain artistic balance between the colors and textures of the plants. 

Do not forget to choose plants depending on the situation such as sun or shade and size of container, and always keep watered!

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