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Growing plants exclusively in containers instead of planting them in the ground is an excellent alternative for those with limited space. From simple to elaborate, the possibilities are limitless with container gardening. Pots, traditionally made of terracotta, and window boxes have been the most commonly seen. Many types of plants are suitable for container gardening, including decorative flowers, herbs, cacti, vegetables and even small trees. There are advantages to growing plants in containers, including:

  • Less risk of soil-borne disease
  • Virtually eliminate weed problems
  • Mobile plants give more control over moisture, sunlight and temperature

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Annuals That Thrive in Containers

Double Impatiens
Double Impatiens
Lantana
Lantana
Geranium
Geranium
Vinca Vine
Vinca Vine
Sweet Potato Vine
Sweet Potato Vine
Lamium
Lamium
Begonia
(Non-Stop, Dragon Wing)

Begonia
Euphorbia
(Diamond Frost)

Euphorbia
Petunia
(Supertunia)

Petunia
Coleus
Coleus
Verbena
Verbena
Angelonia
Angelonia


Caring For Your Container Garden

  • Watering
    Keep evenly moist. This may include daily watering. Pots in the sun will need more water than pots in the shade. Containers should have a drain hole in the bottom to allow excess water to escape.
  • Fertilize
    Apply a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10-) at least every two weeks. Fertilizer that completely dissolves in water is the easiest OR dilute fertilizer 1/8 strength and fertilize daily. Fertilizing is necessary because the nutrients are flushed through the soil through the watering process.
  • Rotate Container
    If the plant receives light more from one direction or the other, turn the plant frequently to avoid lopsided growth.
  • Deadhead
    Remove dead blossoms to keep the plant growing and attractive. If blooms remain, the plant is putting its energy into seeds rather than new blooms and foliage.
  • Trim Back
    Some plants become leggy or become too large as the season progresses. Cut back using sharp scissors or pruners. Cut off stem just above a leaf. This invigorates the plant to produce more foliage.

Grieders Garden Center can also supply you with the plants and knowledge to create stunning container displays.

Grieders Garden Center carries a large selection of Proven Winners quality plants. Please visit our shop or their website for more container recipes.

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Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Sunday: 11-4:00

 

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Saturday: Closed

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