Monday, April 11, 2011

Container Gardening......

It's that time of year again.

I'm trying to figure out what to plant and where to plant it! We've had all of the mulch and old landscaping fabric removed. My hubby wouldn't let me 'play' in my flowers last year. When I had pneumonia, a common fungus was also found in my lungs. They said it is found in mulch. So----he has banned mulch.

My solution to all of this is to use different containers to plant my flowers, annuals and perinneals. Do any of you have this type of flower gardens? I have scoured the internet, books and stores looking for ideas. There are soooooo many containers out there!

At first, I thought I would use the wooden barrel type of containers and line them with landscaping fabric before adding the soil. Now? I've seen so many types of containers that I'm confused. Should I use fiberglass? Plastic? Metal? Wooden?

Nothing is ever easy!!!! We get nothing but sun all day long, so I will have to give some thought to the material the containers are made from. Metal would most likely get too hot and cause an artificial 'drought' to any plants! Actually, I will have this problem with most containers I have looked at. So, I will have to give some thought to insulation and watering the plants.

What are you planning for your gardens this year? Do you food garden? Or, like me, do you hit the farmers markets for fruits and veggies? I am only brave enough to flower garden.....but I don't feel guilt over it. I feed butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and birds with my flower I still contribute!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I prefer insulated plastic pots for bushes and clay pots for seasonal plants. I like that you can paint your own colors and designs on the clay pots. Also I like container gardening for veggies. Much easier and less weeding :)