You may be surprised to know that many gardeners are practicing container gardening, which means that they are using pots and other containers to grow their favorite plants. What are the advantages of this method of gardening? Let’s see. As you might already know, container gardening allows you to bring a variety of plants to your garden so that you can enjoy their blooms in various seasons. Also, by bringing different varieties of plants, you will broaden your gardening horizons because you will encounter new plants each year.
If you want to grow plants in pots, you have to decide first which variety of plants you are going to grow. If you want to grow a small plant or a plant that is hardy and durable, then you should choose annuals. Annuals require partial to full sun all day long, as they grow more in the presence of sunlight than in the shade. Some of the most popular annuals are tulips, daffodils, daisies, basil, peonies, sunflowers and many more. Perennial plants, on the other hand, such as snap beans, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, radishes, broccoli and more, should be planted in the same spot in the garden year after year.
On the other hand, if you are fond of planting annuals and you don’t mind partial shade, you can choose annuals that need less sun. Some examples of these types of plants are phlox, gladioli, salvia, Columbine and scabiosa. In addition, some perennials do well in containers and these are cacti, hostas, spireas, quintana, and sedum. Some annuals can survive in partial shade, but the best choices for container gardens are those that require full sun all day long.
The most common plant used for container gardening is the trailing plant. This is a type of plant that is planted at the base of a container or pot. Usually, this is used to provide the plants with some support without requiring them to climb up a ladder or try and reach the top of the container. You will often see this type of plant planted in pots on patios or under decks. If you use pots with holes, the plants may come up through the soil and start climbing up your walls.
Plants like this, along with other perennials, are great for providing some color and interest to your landscaping. Because of this, it is important to deadhead or remove a few plants when you transplant them to a new location. Deadheading prevents the roots of these plants from becoming too tightly bound to the pot and keeps them healthy. Most perennials, especially the ones with young growth, will do well with part sun and part shade. If they get full sun, they may burn or discolor easily. However, if they get part shade, their leaves will remain green and they will not burn.
Some common plants that you will find in the 4.5-inch pots for deer resistant plants are Sedum Autumn Joy, Cynara cardunculus, Ascocenda cambogia, and Aster multiflora. These plants all are easy to care for and grow well in containers. In fact, most of them do quite well in a container garden. They also tend to grow much better in soil that has been enriched with nutrients.
There are different ways to deadhead your plant. The easiest is by clipping the stem at the base of the plant using a pair of shears. However, if you have very young or developing plants, this method may not be effective. If this is the case, you can opt for using a net or a wooden stick to do the deadheading.
Deadheading plants in containers will make them grow stronger. This is because during hot summer months, most plants lose some of their leaves. You should also make sure that when choosing the plants you want to use, you get those that can tolerate high temperatures. For example, if you have a deer resistant plant, then choose one with leaves that have a high water retention capacity.