A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening


Growing flower containers are the easiest way to grow a garden when  you're just starting out. Here are 7 beginner tips for planting beautiful flower container gardens.


When choosing your container, consider the size for your outdoor space and the material for your climate. Make sure it has drainage holes on the bottom.


It's important to select the right soil for your flower containers. Choose a high-quality potting mix that is well-draining and nutrient rich.

Pick the right plants for your flower container garden. Consider the "thriller, filler, and spiller" container design technique when shopping for plants.


Arrange your plants by placing the taller plants in the center or back of the container, and shorter plants in the front. Mix and match plants with different textures and colors.


Water your container garden plants deeply and allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Pay close attention to their watering needs during hot and dry weather.


Watch for signs of pests and disease such as holes in leaves or discoloration. Use natural pest control methods whenever possible.


Deadhead your flowers by removing the spent and damaged  flowers, and pinch back new growth to encourage bushier plants. Use clean, sharp pruning tools.


With these beginner tips, you can create a healthy and thriving flower container garden while learning more about the gardening process. For more tips and information on flower container gardening, visit the blog.

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