Growing Flowers in Containers: 7 Quick Tips


Whether you have a small balcony, or spacious garden, flower container gardening can add color and bring your outdoor space to life. Here are 7 tips for planting beautiful flower container gardens.


Consider the size and material of the container, and make sure it has drainage holes on the bottom. Options include ceramic, plastic, metal, and terra cotta.

Choose the Right Container


Select the Right Soil

Choose a high-quality potting mix that is well-draining and nutrient rich.

Consider the "thriller, filler, and spiller" container design technique when shopping for plants.


Pick the Right Plants

Place 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.


Arrange Your Plants

Water your 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.


Water Container Garden

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


Manage Pests & Disease

Remove dead and damaged leaves and flowers, and pinch back new growth to encourage bushier plants. Use clean, sharp pruning tools.


Prune & Deadhead

With these tips, you can create a healthy and thriving flower container garden for years to come. For more tips and information on flower container gardening, visit the blog.

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