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A container garden is a flexible, low-maintenance option for growing plants and sprucing up your living space.
This gardening method allows you to conveniently move and rearrange your plants as needed, making it easy to change the look of your garden or protect the plants from harsh weather conditions. Here are 5 unique container garden ideas to inspire your green thumb.
Upcycled container garden.
You don’t have to break the bank to buy containers. Repurpose old, unused items as unique planters. For example, you could use a vintage wheelbarrow, a metal bucket, or even an old pair of boots as a planter.
Vertical container garden.
Vertical gardening is an easy way to maximize your garden space and create an eye-catching display. Use a series of tiered planters or wall-mounted containers to grow climbing plants like beans, peas, and morning glories.
Herb spiral container garden.
An herb spiral garden is a creative way to grow a variety of herbs in a small space. You can create a spiral-shaped garden using stacked containers with different herbs planted in each tier.
Drought-tolerant container garden.
Drought-tolerant plants are great choices for planting in containers, especially if you’re looking for something low-maintenance. Succulents and cacti are fairly easy to care for and will thrive in containers.
Pollinator container garden.
Use a selection of flowering plants to create a garden specifically designed to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Your garden will help provide food for the pollinators, support your local ecosystem, and promote biodiversity!
Need some tips for making sure your garden thrives?
Choose the right containers.
Select containers that are the appropriate size for the plants you want to grow and that have good drainage. Consider the weight of the soil and plants when full, and make sure the container has sturdy handles or is easily movable.
Use quality potting soil.
Use a high-quality potting mix specifically designed for containers. This type of soil is lighter and less dense than regular garden soil, so it provides the proper drainage and aeration that container plants need.
Container plants tend to dry out faster than plants in the ground, so it’s important to water them regularly and thoroughly. Over-watering can lead to root rot, though, so always allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering.
Take these actionable steps to turn your health goals into routines!
Health & Fitness Tips:
February is National Heart Health month so what better way to kick it off than taking small steps toward your health and fitness? Below are some easy, actionable steps to turn your health goals into daily routines.