It doesn’t matter what kind of plants you use, because container gardening is, of course, all about the container! Do you like terra cotta, stone, wood, or perhaps more unconventional materials? The container in which you plant your softscape will define both the softscape within as well as the part of your yard in which the container resides. You can find containers anywhere; their original purpose is irrelevant. Read more . . .
With container gardens, I can grow cacti here in New England, control the spread of some very lovely but invasive softscape and grow a salad on my balcony. Container gardens solve all kinds of problems; take mint for example. We once planted some mint and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to dig that stuff up. I’ve got most of it growing in a container now, but I still find sprigs in the lawn occasionally. Read more . . .
Container gardens are a wonderful option for people who like to rearrange things. If something in my yard isn’t just right, I can move containers till I’m happy with it. And if a container garden isn’t thriving in one spot, I’ll try another. By midsummer, your greenery may have faded. If you leave it alone, you’ve got ugly brown softscape; if you cut it back, you’ve got a hole. Container gardens are perfect here. Read more . . .