25 May Garden Designers Roundtable: What is it about that container?
There are two types of container gardeners in this world, those that like the containers, those that like the plants in the containers and those that like the way the containers are arranged…THREE!, there are three types of people in this world; those that like the containers, those that like the plants in the containers, those that like the way the containers are arranged and those that like the style of the arrangement… FOUR! There are four… well you get the idea, there is a lot to talk about when it comes to container gardening, and sorry for the Monty Python humor.
What is it about gardening in pots that we love so much, is the pot the showpiece, or is it the plant. I must admit, that I slide between both camps with relative ease depending on the arrangement. A quick internet search for container gardening reveals a vast array of styles and plants. Take a look!
These bold red planters from Living Etc., add life and a vertical element to the garden.
Simple and elegant these white vase shapes from RealSimple.com planted with grasses provide a clean look and add movement to the patio garden.
Over at GroovyGreen.com wading pools are the perfect spot to grow veggies, just remember to drill holes in the bottom for drainage!
How about a fun way to promote your cause, like this Auto-pot on Containergarden.info
Have small backyard? Find usable space for the veggie garden, as seen here from Treehugger.com
Like seafood? From ubercool container gardener Kerry Michaels at About.com
And here’s our little corner of the world, and our version of vertical container gardening.
So in the end, what is the secret to container gardening? Style? Substance? Effect? Fun? In a word… Yes! Now don’t forget to visit my fellow bloggers sites, for more inspirational ideas about containers!
This month’s bloggers!
Please share some of the containers you like to use in your garden, and until next time, May all your containers be overflowing with wonder!