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Gorgeous containers: what to plant?

Gorgeous containers: what to plant?

Gardening is a wonderful hobby that not only provides you with fresh produce, but also improves your overall well-being. One of the most popular ways to garden is in containers. Container gardening is perfect for small spaces, apartments, and balconies, as it allows you to grow plants in limited spaces. However, selecting the right container is crucial to make your garden look beautiful. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of gorgeous containers and what plants can be grown in them.

All types of gorgeous containers

There are many gorgeous plant containers available, with styles ranging from classic to modern. Here are some examples:

  • Terracotta pots: These timeless clay pots have a rustic charm and work well with a variety of plants.
  • Ceramic pots: These come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, and can add a pop of color or interest to any space.
  • Metal planters: These come in a variety of finishes, from sleek and modern to weathered and vintage, and are great for creating a contemporary look.
  • Hanging baskets: These can be a beautiful addition to outdoor spaces, with plants cascading down from above.
  • Woven baskets: These natural materials can add texture and warmth to a space, and are perfect for displaying plants with a bohemian vibe.
  • Concrete planters: These modern planters have a sleek, industrial look that can work well in contemporary spaces.
  • Wooden planters: These can be simple or ornate, and can add a natural, organic feel to any space.

Which plants do well in containers?

There are many plants that can be grown in containers, including:

  • Herbs: Basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and mint are just a few examples of herbs that can thrive in containers.
  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, lettuce, and radishes are all good choices for container gardening.
  • Flowers: Annuals like petunias, marigolds, and impatiens are great for adding color to containers. Perennials like hostas and heucheras can also do well in containers.
  • Succulents: These low-maintenance plants are perfect for container gardening, as they don't require a lot of water and can thrive in small spaces.
  • Small trees and shrubs: Dwarf citrus trees, blueberries, and miniature roses can all be grown in containers.

When selecting plants for containers, it's important to consider their mature size and their light and water requirements. Make sure the container you choose is large enough to accommodate the root system of your chosen plants and has adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging.

What to plant in your container?

High chance you have a container handy. One that was left in your shed many summers ago or a brand new trendy one. But which plants should you put in your particular container?

Ceramic pots are perfect for adding a pop of color and interest to any space. They come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, and can be used to grow a variety of plants. For instance, a classic white ceramic pot would look great with some green succulents or a bright red geranium. Similarly, a blue and white patterned pot would look gorgeous with some yellow marigolds or purple pansies. Ceramic pots can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your garden.

Hanging baskets are perfect for creating a stunning display of cascading plants. They can be hung from balconies, patios, and even indoors to create a beautiful focal point. You can plant a variety of plants in hanging baskets, such as petunias, lobelia, ivy, and ferns. The key is to choose plants with trailing habits that will spill over the sides of the basket and create a lush display.

Terracotta pots are classic clay pots that have a rustic charm. They are perfect for growing herbs and vegetables, as they allow the soil to breathe and prevent root rot. You can grow basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, and even tomatoes in terracotta pots. They are also affordable and readily available at most garden centers.

Metal planters are perfect for creating a contemporary look in your garden. They come in a variety of finishes, from sleek and modern to weathered and vintage. You can grow a variety of plants in metal planters, such as succulents, herbs, and even small trees. They are a great way to add a touch of industrial chic to your garden.

Gorgeous containers for a gorgeous garden

Selecting the right container with the right plants is an easy way to make your garden look beautiful. There are many gorgeous containers available, each with its own unique style and charm. You can choose from ceramic pots, hanging baskets, woven baskets, terracotta pots, and metal planters to create a stunning display of plants. So go ahead, get creative, and make your garden the envy of your neighborhood!