Pot Pointers: Building the Perfect Container Garden

container-gardenPutting together luscious flower pots that will last all summer on your patio or front steps is easy if you follow a couple of simple tips…

  • Good watering practices are key for plants in containers.  Plants will thrive when the soil moisture is consistent – and usually that means watering everyday.
  • Make sure all the plants in the pot have similar hydration needs.  For example putting a succulent, like sedum with a thirsty plant, like a geranium isn’t going to work out well as they’ll never both be getting what they most need.  
  • The bigger the pot, the longer you can go without having to rewater the plants.  Start with the largest pot you can manage and you might prevent yourself from water twice a day in the dog days of summer.
  • Proper drainage maters.  Allowing a pot to sit in a puddle of water is not a substitute for watering.  In fact, it just increases the chance you’ll have a mosquito haven in your back yard.

If you’re looking for inspiration for interesting container gardens, Cottage Living has some beautiful ideas here

    1 Comment

    Filed under Gardening, How To, Uncategorized

    One response to “Pot Pointers: Building the Perfect Container Garden

    1. I was surfing around to find more information on this topic this afternoon when I found your really useful article…thanks a ton for sharing. I will surely be keeping an eye on your blog and visiting again to read new articles.By the way since when have you been keeping a blog?🙂

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s