We’ve all grown or tried to grow plants in containers. Look past plain clay pots and petunias for something different and fun. Unique mulches, like moss, will add personality to your container plant ideas. When selecting your plants, remember to combine plants that have the same light and water requirements and place your containers where those needs can be fulfilled.
Petunias and sweet potato vine are fine choices for container plant ideas, buy why not shake things up with some out-of-the-ordinary plant combinations? Mixing and matching different plant combinations are sure to create a unique and captivating display. One container plant ideamight be mixing perennials such as feverfew, lady’s mantle, lavender and violets. Or another container plant idea is to mix edible plants such as bay, chives, miniature lettuce or hot peppers.
Choose a container that has drainage holes in the bottom. If the container you select doesn’t have drainage holes and you can’t drill holes in the bottom, you can put a layer of gravel in the bottom of your container to keep excess water from rotting the roots on your plants. You could also place your plants in a smaller plastic pot and then set the plastic pot inside a larger, decorative container.
The most common mistake we make when designing our containers is not choosing a container that is large enough for the plants to grow, but not outgrow the container. Remember to always fill pots with lightweight potting soil not heavy garden dirt. Be creative in your container plant ideasto produce a beautiful, unique display.