Container Gardening is wonderful for a whole variety of reasons!
It’s an easy way to ease into gardening on a small scale if you are just beginning. It’s an obvious way to garden if you lack an actual yard. And gardening in pots allows terrific flexibility. Pots can be clustered in an area that is hard to plant for instance. Or if an area in the garden needs a pop of color after perennials have bloomed, a lively pot of annuals can be added. This can be moved from place to place as color or contrast is needed. You can add height to a garden too, as in the picture below from DougGreensGarden.com.
Container plantings can be changed up every season, offering beauty and texture all year long. And your choice of containers is only limited by your imagination. Rutgers has a terrific collection of pottery and cast stone urns. Found objects as well, like this vintage crate housing a collection of succulents, can be a unique way to add some fun to your garden.
Too busy to take this on yourself? Did you know that Rutgers Nursery has a custom container planting service? Let us know what you’d like or let us create something wonderful for you. Click here for info!