Ideas On How To Use Container Gardening To Decorate Your House And Garden

 


Article by: Mary Hanna

Nearly every house , Make the Best of Your Patio Playtime: Finding the Perfect Patio Furniture for You and garden , Brilliant Beetroot! presents numerous attractive settings for container plants. , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous s Suburban gardens, , Time for a Flower Tune-Up estates, small city backyards, , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! and summer , Growing Hibiscus cottages"ā€¯all can be enhanced by this type of gardening. , Patio Chairs - Why My Green Patio Metal Bench Is Giving Me Immense Satisfaction A few of the seemingly endless possibilities include entranceways, steps, courtyards, walls, , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai rooftops, balconies, patios, , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July breezeways, lawns, , US Flag History driveways, walks, sundecks, windowsills, porches, , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture summer , How Do I Keep My Pond From Turning Green? houses, even tree , Potting Benches: Beautiful and Practical stumps can be utilized.

Let us start with the entrance, a focal point for every house. , Potting Benches: Beautiful and Practical A simple arrangement consists of similar container plants , Hydroponics in Your Garden at each side of the doorway. If the house , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! is informal, painted tubs will make a cheerful note, while urns or ornamental pots , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open are more appropriate if the architecture is formal. The arrangement, however, need not be symmetrical, since a single container at either side, particularly if the doorway is off-center, is pleasing. A large specimen can be balanced by a grouping of small pots, , Attracting Birds to the Garden and various other interesting combinations can be worked out. Sometimes, the front entranceway can qualify as an outdoor , A Choice New Hydrangea With Variegated Foliage place for house plants, , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies but be sure they are not exposed to strong sun , Tulip Bulbs and wind.

Unexpected areas like side and rear entrances can also serve as backgrounds for pot plants , Bonsai Care: What You Need to Know in casual groupings. For sunny steps, consider tubs of petunias, or dwarf dahlias, or boxes of herbs , Companion Planting to be used in cooking. Tuberous begonias, fuchsias, patient Lucy, and fragrant nicotiana solve the problem of what to grow , Companion Planting in shade.

Porches or verandas, traditional or contemporary in style, offer numerous settings for pots, , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture window , Want to Learn How to Compost? boxes, and hanging baskets. Indeed, the entire container garden , Fleur De Lotus: Purity in a Sullied World can be concentrated there so that plants , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan can be easily cared for. If the porch , Plastic & Resin Patio Furniture – What You Don’t Know is open on three sides, it will afford exposures to suit a variety of specimens.

The patio , Pond Liners or terrace, , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies beside or beyond the house, , Hurricane Landscaping Considerations where family and friends gather to eat or relax, is an ideal location. , Choosing the Perfect Landscape Painting If it is formal, select clipped evergreens and arrange pots , Want to Learn How to Compost? in symmetrical rows, perhaps lined up against the house , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets or along the edge of the terrace. , Forest Tent Caterpillars If the site is informal, make casual groupings of one or two tall plants , Thyme: The Herb of Courage with smaller ones in front. Either way, allow for a few large plants , Trust Your s - They Know How To Grow! in tubs or boxes for accent and height.

Container plants , Patio Umbrella Covers may line walks and paths , Make the Best of Your Patio Playtime: Finding the Perfect Patio Furniture for You that lead to the house, , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous Plants garage, , Hydroponics in Your Garden or garden. , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! They can rest on paved areas along fences and walls , Brilliant Beetroot! and on driveways where they are not in the way. If the driveway adjoins the foundation of the house, , Pond Liners plant , Hydroponics in Your Garden containers may be placed there.

Tops of garden , Potting Benches: Beautiful and Practical or terrace walls , Time for a Flower Garden Tune-Up are ideal places, , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open too. Put small pots , Pond Liners and boxes on tall, narrow walls , Time for a Flower Garden Tune-Up and large containers on low, broad surfaces. Hanging plants , Companion ing of ivy geraniums in the sun , Garden Shed - Using It as a Workshop or Craft Room and fuchsias in the shade will cascade from walls, , Hydroponics in Your Garden as they do in the patios , Chairs - Why My Green Patio Metal Bench Is Giving Me Immense Satisfaction of Spain, Portugal, and Italy. On Rhodes, I recall a fifteen-foot wall , Growing Nostalgic "Old Roses" In Your Garden topped with a row of thirty gleaming green , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete tin cans full of roses , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan and other flowers. , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets

Think of what you can do with rooftops and sundecks where considerable space is usually available. Here sun-loving plants, , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan like geraniums, most annuals, , Growing Hibiscus cacti, and succulents , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies can be grown, but, again, include large specimens for height to give a garden , Pond Liners feeling. A few large boxes and planters for trees , The Basics Of Pruning and shrubs , Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color are sufficient but be sure to include some evergreens for year-round green. , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies

Many gardeners like to insert container plants , A Choice New Hydrangea With Variegated Foliage in flower , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know borders to introduce unusual specimens, such as tropicals , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! in the North. Large tubs can be set at the corners and small pots , Resin Patio Furniture - Robust Furniture Ranges For Outdoor Areas may be scattered among the permanent flowering plants. , Teak Patio Furniture Will Dress Up Your Patio One gardener keeps a supply of potted pink , Water Pond Safety Fiat Enchantress geraniums on hand to fill bare spots in her wide borders, moving them about as needed. Most of the geraniums are in four-inch clay pots, , Forest Tent Caterpillars but there are larger specimens for the center of each grouping. Make sure their secure, sink pots , Hydroponics in Your Garden a few inches into the ground.

You can always dress up the lamp post in your yard , A Choice New Hydrangea With Variegated Foliage with container plants , Bonsai Care: What You Need to Know at the base or you can suspend a hanging basket of lantana, perhaps from the top. Ivy geraniums in an old-fashioned black kettle are nice for the base. Bare posts that support sectional roofs , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open over patios , Companion Planting or paved surfaces of contemporary houses , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture look more attractive if potted plants , Plastic & Resin Patio Furniture – What You Don’t Know are clustered around the bases or permanent boxes for plants , Attracting Birds to the Garden are built there. Try planting climbing ivy in a pot , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know and train it to climb the posts.

Novelty containers"ā€¯donkey carts, wheelbarrows, and spinning wheels"ā€¯can be fun in some places, , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July but, of course, such planters must not be overdone. Usually they are set on lawns, , Attracting Birds to the Garden on a terrace , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous Plants or beside a gate or doorway. (If you life in a neighborhood that has a house , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! owners association check with them first to see if this is allowed). Steps leading to a driveway or street or to different levels in a garden , Wild Flower - Yours to Design and Plan can be emphasized with pot plants. , Patio Umbrella Covers A few can be arranged at the top or at the base of the stairs. And, there are other possibilities. Tree , The Basics Of Pruning trunks cut to the ground or left a few feet high make good pedestals for large containers. In fact, this can be a solution to the problem of what to do with a trunk too expensive to remove. If you have a tree , Attracting Birds to the Garden with heavy shade, why not construct a pretty sitting area around it and decorate , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! the space with containers of coleus, wax and other begonias, caladiums, ferns and other shade-tolerant plants. , Create the Perfect Patio: Finding Great Furniture

These are just a few ideas for using container plants , Want to Learn How to Compost? around your house , Patio Umbrella Covers and garden. , Patio Umbrella Covers Use your imagination and have fun. Happy Gardening! , Landscaping Ideas and Landscaping Design

Copyright Ā© 2006 Mary Hanna All Rights Reserved.

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About the Author: Mary Hanna is an Aspiring Herbalist who lives in Central Florida. This allows her to grow gardens , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open inside and outside , Forest Tent Caterpillars year round. She has published other articles on Gardening, , Companion Planting Cooking and Cruising. Visit her websites at http://www.ContainerGardeningSecrets.com http://www.GardeningLandscapingTips.com and http://www.CruiseTravelDirectory.com or contact her at mary@containergardeningsecrets.com

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