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Container Gardening Ideas for the many different pots

Ideas for the container garden, Internet research, library or library. The challenge is to find a good container garden design. There is an unlimited variety of containers available for your container garden. These range from the size of small pots to large boxes home and planters. Equally variable are the materials that compose them. These include wood, glass, clay, aluminum, bamboo, straw, plastic, fiberglass, clay, tin, iron, zinc, copper and bronze, each with advantages and disadvantages. What you choose depends on the availability, cost, history, and the appeal not to mention the features of gardening pots.

Here are some ideas for container gardening. In addition to traditional circular pots and tubs, is modern and ultra-modern square shapes, rectangular, triangular, hexagonal and octagonal. Also eligible are old iron pots kettles, buckets, cans, drums, vases, jars, jelly tubs, barrels and drums of nails, Japanese fish tubs, old sinks, bathtubs, bamboo soy tubs. There is novelty as floating containers, wheelbarrows, donkey carts, spinning wheels and boxes attached to the e container the road. There are also cages, and decorated the heads of birds, animal figures, and the pots of strawberries. Wicker baskets can be used to conceal unattractive containers. Even tar paper pots, by garden centers and florists, it's worth if painted or coated for appearance. All these elements can be used in container gardening ideas.

Where to find supplies to pack? Start with what you have. If you or holds Scout basements, attics, garages and sheds, you'll probably find something interesting. Old-fashioned pots and kettles, usually sold in antique shops and country auctions saw the old New England Inns, have great appeal.

Other ideas are the container garden examine the types of the old cookie and bean jars, pickles and other pots, bathtubs, coal buckets, planters, and bowls. For drainage, spread a thick layer of large stones or pieces of pots or bricks at the base and then water the plants with care. In large containers of this type, drainage material should be several centimeters thick. Where rainfall is heavy, be sure to keep garden containers without drainage outlets on porches, under awnings or eaves of houses range. With pails and old galvanized wash houses, the holes can be easily punctured at the base.

Plants in containers without drainage openings stay wet longer. Some of these pots, planters and cookies are heavy enough to be sure the wind out of container gardening.

What constitutes the ideal container for your container garden ideas? A container should be attractive, though not an art object. Must be strong and resilient and can withstand all types of weather. This is particularly true for large formats, which usually remain outdoors all the year. In the north, freezing and thawing is a problem in winter alternate (and could cause cracks) in tropical climates, is considered excessive heat, moisture and humidity (and could cause discoloration). And in the semi-arid, is the effect of the scorching sun to take into account, another cause of discoloration. All these things must be considered in the design of his boat.

The ideal container must be large enough to contain a significant amount of land. Call have good drainage holes or other openings in the bottom or sides, if not absolutely required. Will not rust, at least in a season, and must have a sufficient basis broad as to rest firmly placed the measure. It must also be thick enough to withstand moderate winds. In storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes, containers temporary mobile can move up. All these things must be considered when you come with your container gardening ideas.

Rot resistance is other requirement. Wooden vessels, other than decay, cedar and cypress South West Redwood red must be treated with a wood preservative. Except for permanent containers, can move the container garden is another feature, and sometimes a measure of security, portable container gardening. Large boxes and planters can be equipped with wheels, and garden centers have platform-based Redwood container roller. A hole in the platform corresponds to the hole in the tub. Large containers without wheels can be pushed on iron or wooden rollers by two or more people, but if you live in an area prone to devastating storms, it is better to keep small containers.

Smaller containers are ideal for growing herbs in container gardens. If you are planting an herb garden containing the imagination Here are some of the ideas in the garden of herbs that go well together.

  • For an Italian selection try basil, Italian parsley, oregano, marjoram and thyme.
  • For a delightful container use Lavender, Rose scented geranium, lemon balm, pineapple sage and lemon thyme.
  • For really great salads to try garlic chives, rocket, Salad Burnet, parsley, celery.
  • He said: "We love French cuisine! The use of tarragon, chervil, parsley, chives, sage.

Any of these will delight your kitchen and your family please.

Therefore, these are just some ideas for container gardening. Take a piece of paper and make a container design garden, if you please, in the eyes and perhaps even the palace

Good container gardening!

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Mary Hanna is an aspiring herbalist who lives in Central Florida. This allows her to grow gardens inside and outside year round. She has published other articles on Cruising, Gardening and Cooking. Visit her websites at,, and or contact her at

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