Though many people love gardens filled with beautiful flowers and plants, their properties do not include yards. Even when outdoor property is limited to a patio or balcony, there is no need to sacrifice because a potted garden is an equally attractive alternative. In fact, potted gardens can be more decorative, easier to maintain, and conserve more water than their traditional gardens.
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Step 1: Purchase decorative pots in different sizes and colors. If the containers will be placed on concrete, brick, or another non-grassy surface, purchase trays that will retain water in the containers. If the goal is to create a portable garden, consider the weight of the pot when filled with soil and plants. Rolling stands are available for pots of different sizes.
Step 2: Find plants that are suitable for existing in pots. Plants that tend to spread are not the best choices because they require frequent dividing or repotting. Instead, stick with compact plants that grow up, not out. Most plants, flowers, and ornamentals can adapt well to pots.
Step 3: Use pots to control the number of creatures visiting the garden. Many critters like to nibble on flowers and plants. They are less inclined to do so when they have to climb to reach their snacks. Even when garden space is available, planting in pots is a creature-deterring alternative and pots can be rotated to give snacked-on plants a chance to regrow.
Step 4: A different side of the critter issue involves using potted plants to attract specific creatures like butterflies or hummingbirds. Move the pots to different areas to create appealing focal points throughout the season.
Step 5: Potted plants are easy to water with a garden hose or watering can. Water is conserved because you water only within the container, not throughout an entire yard. Water daily or as recommended on the plant instructions.