Container gardening is the art of growing plants in an artificial environment, the pot or container. It is suitable for almost any plant and any position, both indoors and outdoors. Container gardening offers a convenient way of planting up a patio garden, a pool side, a balcony, a verandah, a courtyard and generally small areas. In fact container gardening will bring instant beauty to areas which are normally not conducive to plant growth.
Very often container gardening is the only way to grow plants that have specific garden soil requirements, or in dry arid areas where traditional gardening is an uphill battle. The watering of pot plants, container plants and even large container plants is much easier and furthermore you can move pot plants, as well as container plants that aren't too large to different areas depending on the seasonal climate and the plants direct sunlight requirements.
There are numerous advantages to container gardening:
Another trend these days are the migration of people from large suburban houses with large gardens to townhouse complexes with small garden spaces. This migration of people also influences gardening trends. It is due to this trend that we have this plethora of containers commercially available. Nowadays there is a huge variety of pots that can be used for container gardening ideas. Every conceivable shape, size, texture, material, and plants is available to turn container gardening ideas into reality and makes container gardening very practical. People living in townhouse complexes have limited space in which to garden. Container gardening affords them the opportunity to cultivate and boast fancy gardens indeed.
Apart from looking fancy and being decorative only, container gardening can be used quite successfully to cultivate vegetables and fruits. Vegetable container gardening and dwarf fruit trees makes great use of all the advantages that normal container gardening offers and affords the gardener to reap benefits in terms of fresh produce on top of all the benefits that gardening holds.
Growing fruit in containers is just as great. Growing fruit is not just for those with large gardens in the right climate. Even if you live in a flat or apartment with only a small balcony as your "garden" you can successfully grow your own fruit. Fruit trees in containers will provide you with a handy supply of fresh fruit as well as pose as an ornament on your patio or balcony.