Gardening in containers is gaining in popularity. Its no wonder since container gardening has been around for centuries. Sometimes there is no other option BUT to use garden pots, such as apartment or high-rise living. If you are looking into using garden pots in your own garden, here is a list of considerations:
1. Choose the Proper Material
Garden pots can be made from a variety of materials. Some heavier, some more durable and some more stylish. By thinking about how the pots will be used, you can narrow down your options.
2. Size Does Matter
If you have your plants picked out (or at least an idea of what you are looking for), you will be able to determine how big your garden pots will have to be. As an example, small trees or tomato plants will require a larger pot simply because their root systems are bigger.
3. Vary the Pot Sizes
If you want your garden to “pop”, then vary the sizes of the pots (and plants) you use. Scale your pots so the farther back they are, the larger they get.
4. Group Your Pots
Add interest or a focal point to your garden by grouping smaller and mid-sized pots around a large pot.
5. Place Plants That Require The Same Amount of Watering In Each Pot
Obviously, you shouldn’t put a water-loving plant (like a fern) in with a group of cactus. Watering requirements should be the same for all the plants in a single pot.
6. Place Plants That Require The Same Amount of Sunlight In Each Pot
The same goes for how much sunlight your plants require. If you place your pot where they are in direct sunlight for most of the day, they will dry up quickly.
7. Pick Hardy Plants That