Sometimes, the urge to garden might be stomped out by other circumstances,such as living arrangements or space constrictions. If you live in anapartment, you can’t really operate a full garden, just because you don’treally have a yard! I think that one of the best solutions for thisproblem is to grow plants in containers. You can hang these, or justarrange them on your patio, window sill or balcony. Just a few baskets orpots, and your whole living area will look much classier and nicer.
A benefit of growing in small containers is the fact that you can movethem around to suit your needs. If you rearrange your furniture and youthink that it would look nicer if it was in the other area, it’s notrouble at all to scoot it over. As long as the lighting is about thesame, your plant shouldn’t mind the transition at all. Another benefit ofthe containers’ versatility is the fact that you can adapt it to simulateany environment depending on the type of soil you fill it with and whereyou place it.
If you are trying to make an aesthetically pleasing arrangement ofcontainers and plants, you can adjust the containers to be at differentheights by hanging them from the ceiling or placing them on supports.Hanging them will allow you to make the most of the space you have. Thisis called “vertical gardening”. If you pull it off right, you can make avery pleasing arrangement of plants while conserving your valuable space.If you live in an apartment, you know how important it is to conservespace! One method of vertical gardening is the use of a wooden stepladder. If painted correctly, you can arrange all the plants on it in abeautiful, stylish cascade of color.
The maintenance of container plants takes slightly more time, since youhave to water more often and go around to each individual container.However, the square footage for container plants is much less than that ofan actual garden, so the time spent on maintenance and watering is morebalanced. It is important that you don’t over-water your container plants,as this can be just as fatal to their health as under-watering.
When choosing containers for your plants, you’ll want to buy them all atonce along with some extras in case they break or you add more plantslater. You don’t want them to be all the same shape and size, butdefinitely the same style so that the compliment each … Read the rest