Container gardens are one of the easiest ways to get a nice place to grow flowers, and there are many ideas for how to create a beautiful flower garden. However, when starting a container garden or any other garden for that matter, there are a few important things you should consider before you get started. This article will explain some of the major decisions you will have to make in order to make your container garden a success.
When deciding what type of container garden you want to build, it is best to first decide on a theme. You may decide to create a traditional garden or something more modern. If you choose a traditional garden, be sure that the center of the garden has a focal point that will allow you to highlight certain flowers in the garden. For example, if you want a traditional garden, use flowers of the English country style such as roses, gardenias, lavenders, and other plants in shades of yellow, pink, and white.
English Country Style Flower Containers
Once you have chosen a theme, begin to consider the size of the garden. In general, a small garden is easier to maintain because it can be planted more than once and can be more compact. However, a large garden requires more space to grow, and a space that is smaller will require less work. Also, using a large container will make it easier to determine what flowers to plant, because it can be difficult to distinguish between different species of plants.
Choosing the right containers to use in your garden can be very important. By using small plastic containers, your entire garden can be grown inside of a small area of the house. This is perfect for most areas that do not have plenty of room for outdoor garden beds. However, if you need larger gardening areas, consider the use of barrels or other large containers, or make use of a raised bed.
Barrels Container Flowers
Raised Bed Flower Container
Another thing to consider when building a flower garden is whether or not you will have a drainage system to help the soil to drain properly. Without a drainage system, the soil will begin to get muddy, and will become difficult to keep clean. For optimal performance, consider using either a polythene sheet or even a large plastic bag or towel to cover the garden.
Once you have these basic ideas, you are ready to start looking at some simple ideas to try. One idea is to consider using a trellis instead of a planter. A trellis will allow you to set flower pots against a vertical rod, which will keep the pot from blowing over as it is being moved, and make it much easier to move pots as well.
Trellis Flower Container
Starting a container flower garden can be a rewarding experience. By taking the time to find the right containers, making a few simple ideas for your garden, and investing in a good timer, you can have a beautiful, colorful flower garden in no time.