Container gardening is the practice of putting your favourite perennial, annual, or shrub in a container instead of the ground. Traditional planting in the ground can add stationary beauty to your garden, but discover the joys of container gardening, and you can bring a whole new world of flexibility, variety, and interest to your garden or patio.
1. Container Gardening With Colour Psychology
Putting bright perennials like Geranium Rozanne in a container with carefully selected plants of various other colours can influence mood and create an atmosphere of your choosing. Complimentary hues brighten an area and draw attention, while planting with analogous colours that are more closely related, inspires tranquil feelings of harmony. For example, planting Rozanne with bright yellow flowers (purple’s complimentary colour) will draw the eye and stand out in strikingly beautiful contrast.
Potting your plants and flowers is no longer reserved for the terracotta pot, or the plastic bowl-shaped vessel with the drainage holes in the bottom. Those classic potting solutions can lend classic beauty, but you can give your garden or patio a unique twist to reflect your own individual style by using unique potting solutions, such as old rain boots, an antique kitchen sink, or a wheelbarrow.
3. Seasonal Variety with Container Gardening
If you like to change your garden design often, and crave a change of scenery from time to time, try planting two different flowers in one container. You can start with a brightly colored hardy perennial, such as Geranium Rozanne, and mix in different colored annuals each year to provide an ever changing colour palette.
4. Container Gardening is Portable
Whether you have a very small backyard, want to enjoy indoor colour and greenery, or simply can’t commit to a permanent location, putting your flowers and plants in a container is a great solution. Many plants are even happy to live indoors in the light of a window, and can give depth and life to your home decor. Having plants inside can help reduce stress, increase feelings of well-being, and even serve to reduce background noise.
5. Clean Your Indoor Air with Container Plants
Some plants have an amazing ability to clean indoor air. If you live in an urban area or large city, consider including container plants such as aloe vera, areca palm, bamboo, and rubber plants in your indoor containers for a breath of fresh air.
It’s not hard to see why people have fallen in love with container gardening. The variety and convenience of this practice can elevate your gardening design, clean your air, reduce stress, and quiet a noisy house. What other advantages will you find in your container gardening adventures?
Description: Explore 5 reasons to love container gardening and discover a flexible, creative way to enjoy your favorite perennials and annuals.