Container gardening, also sometimes called raised planter gardening, is a continuing and hot trend. For over a decade, container gardening ideas have continued to sprout up. Whether it’s adding a splash of color to your urban balcony with a small tub filled with flowers, growing herbs in pots just outside your back door, or creating a mosaic of life and color in your back or front yard, container gardening is a popular pastime these days. Maybe that is because it is ideal for people who live in urban environments, have limited yard space, or small areas of sun in their yards. It opens the possibility to get your inner gardener on and embellish homes without having a wide swath of sunny acreage to till.
But, container gardening is not limited to those of us with postage stamp sized yards. Containers are also being used in large gardens and yards to add extra dimension and design elements, and as a way to change up the garden every year with new annuals set here and there. It is astonishing to see the creativity in container gardening. Both novice and savvy gardeners are taking more risks when designing their containers.
Some notable advantages of container gardening: