Starting In Container Planting And Readying For A Container Garden Design

When Container Planting, one might think of a "blue-million" different things that can go wrong. How much is a "blue-million"?

Who knows? We don't care. Because it's a lot more simpler than that.

There are a few things you have to keep in mind for container garden planting. The proper container selection, choosing great container soil, and choosing the right plants for your sun or shade location...as well as choosing your container gardening design.

Know your Planting Zones:

Most local nurseries and greenhouses will carry the flowers for your container garden which are well suited for your planting zone. However, for your convenience, we've included a plant zones map to aide you in locating yours.

Plant Zone Map

Use the following gardening videos as sort of a..."planting guide." They include container, soil, and flower selection ideas and instructions. Hopefully many ideas for container gardening will pop into your head.

Need more ideas? For Container Gardening ideas and methods such as patio planters and patio gardening, vegetable container gardening, or herb container gardening, click here to go to our Ideas and Methods page.

Container Gardening Soil Video

This garden video has a neat Container Gardening Tip for making your own Container Gardening Soil. But never fear, something such as Miracle Grow Potting Mix, which is readily available and pre-mixed, is a great choice.

To Watch The Video:

Click on the small arrow at the bottom-left-corner of the screen (not the arrow in the middle of the screen) to watch this video.

Container Gardening Tip

When choosing your annuals or perennials for your garden planters, always go with the flowers that are not blooming. Verses the flowers that are blooming! Stay tuned for why.

Container Planting Video Part 1

Take a look at this video if you're interested in seeing some basics on flower placement in your garden container. Also, why not to use your backyard soil in your gardening containers. And as stated in the Container Garden Tips above, don't buy flowers that are blooming. "Why?",...you ask. Watch the video, and it shall be revealed!

To Watch The Video:

Click on the small arrow at the bottom-left-corner of the screen (not the arrow in the middle of the screen) to watch this video.

Container Gardening Tip

Think your potted plant is Root-Bound? (Root-Bound definition: Roots are growing in a circular pattern, horizontally around the container instead of vertically)

Lightly loosen the roots away from the outside of the soil. Do this on all four sides. This will help the roots start growing in their natural (vertical) pattern.

Container Planting Video Part 2

This next video "primes the pump" for the design portion of Container Gardening.

Explained here, you'll see the very popular container garden design of: The Thriller (A central show piece), The Filler (A plant used to simply fill in some space), and The Spiller (Flowers that will flow over the sides of the container).

Also included, is a reminder of how important the flowers information tag can be. Height and width, sun requirements, and water needs will all be included on this very important plant tag.

To Watch The Video:

Click on the small arrow at the bottom-left-corner of the screen (not the arrow in the middle of the screen) to watch this video.

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