Container gardening is the procedure of growing plants solely in planters and containers (pots). Unlike the traditional method of growing plants in the ground, container gardens are displayed throughout a home, office, patio, or terrace.
You can grow almost anything in a container. Container gardening is the answer for most people who live in busy cities or those who don't have a big back yard. You can put a container anywhere.
And because it's easy, just about anyone can grow flowers and vegetables. You may not have the acreage for flower gardening or vegetable gardening, but you can grow fresh vegetables, flowers, or herbs by growing plants in pots. So, whether you live on a large parcel of land, a townhouse, or an apartment building, you can plant a garden in a container.
The creativity and possibilities for container gardening are endless because so many plants grow well in pots. By using your imagination, you can find interesting and unique ways to grow and display just about any plant. By rearranging them in various ways, you can also create an ambiance appealing to the eye and a fragrant scent to make your neighbors envious.
Container gardening is so convenient and can be much easier to manage than a traditional garden. Handicapped individuals can use container gardening and have their plants located in positions that are easy for them to access. This is something that just isn't always achievable with traditional gardening. People who are bound to wheelchairs can have their plants in pots on a table where they can easily access them. Elderly people who still enjoy gardening but can no longer manage a traditional garden can easily manage a garden that is broken up into individual pots and tubs so they can again enjoy their love of gardening.
Container gardening is also a great way to teach children how to grow and care for plants. Traditional gardening is much more involved, and children can become bored and lose interest, but with individual pots, the gardening is easy for them, and they can move the plant wherever they want to put it.
Planting in containers is one of the most imaginative forms of gardening in which color combinations, texture, and even the container itself can make an impressive statement. Container gardens can express your artistry or set a mood in the house on your deck, patio, family room, and the garden. They can also be used to solve home problems such as smells or dampness while reducing radiation emitted from TVs, phones, and computers.