If you’re looking for a relaxing, aromatic, botanical alternative to yard and container gardening, consider using architectural plants for pots. These easy-care, decorative additions to your landscape will provide year-round blooms and lush, decorative foliage. They are easy on the eye, too – many varieties are hand-painted to mimic or complement the look of ornamental woody plants. Plus, they can be moved and stored easily, allowing you to take your container garden with you as you move house or travel. Let’s look at some of the most popular container gardening and pot gardening varieties:
A variety of agave plants is available in pots. One variety is called the tall-leaf red agave. These plants are native to the southern United States and Mexico. They grow to about four feet tall and are quite dense, weighing one pound per square foot. Most varieties are about a foot wide and a foot tall, with dark green leaves that feature black veins. Some varieties are hybrid; others are simply red, pink, or white agave.
container agave is ideal for container gardeners, because it grows quickly and maintains its shape and structure very well. The tubular shape of the plant makes it easy to shape and position in a container garden. They will also withstand harsh weather. Plant them in a sunny spot near a window facing the setting sun and they will bloom beautifully all year long.
If you want plants that grow and thrive in cold climates, container kohlrabi, or blue star kohlrabi, are ideal for your container garden. These easy-care, perennial herbs are native to Iowa and Minnesota and are now commonly found growing in gardens and back yards all over North America. Kohlrabi’s leaves are dark green, and the blade-like petals are red. They are easy to identify and make a colorful part of your container garden. This variety is best cultivated in a container garden on a south facing slope. Kohlrabi’s graceful blooms will fill your home with bright color all winter long.
An array of other colorful varieties are available to you for container gardening. Take a trip down the herb aisle at your local nursery, and you will find all kinds of familiar names that have made potting soil and container gardening popular. Popular herbs such as basil, chives, parsley, sage, chives, and thyme are easy to grow and don’t take up much room.
African violets are another popular choice for container gardens. Violets bloom in a multitude of colors, and they are easily grown in a variety of containers. Fertile, beautiful, and easy to maintain, they are ideal for container gardening. African violets can be planted right in your flowerbeds, in a container planter, in the window, or outside on a patio.
Speaking of plants that can be used to fill a container garden, there are plenty that you could try. Many people like to start with dwarf perennial herbs. Popular choices include thyme, dill, marjoram, basil, sage, chives, oregano, and bay laurel. Pots of herbs will fill up quickly, so keep an eye out for plants that go quickly.
Don’t forget that container gardening is a wonderful way to bring nature indoors. By starting with a few pots you will be able to move right in and use your favorite plants for years to come. Pots are not just for growing flowers anymore. You can purchase container gardening kits that contain everything you need to get started. These kits also come with great suggestions for containers and pots that will fill your yard with color and life. By following the tips in this article, you will be well on your way to enjoying container gardening from beginning to end.