In this video, Mitch demonstrates how to create a container garden including selecting the container type and appropriate
plants, proper soil blend, watering and fertilizing, and seasonal considerations.
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Hi. I’m Mitch Baker with American Plant Food and we’re going to talk about the selection of plants for your container garden. Couple of things to consider, do you want plants that are going to stay in those containers year around? If so, that’s going to be one choice of plants. I have a grouping of needled evergreens here. Needled evergreens make a better choice for container growth year around because they’re more winter-hardy than some broadleaf evergreens. So, broadleaf evergreens may suffer more during the winter. So, I’d recommend needled evergreens and that could be a grouping of different types of needled evergreens that would bring some color and some texture. Some different heights, something that might cascade down over the side of the container, something that would be upright, something that’s sort of intermediate so that you get those different elements going in the container. The other choice would be to plant things that are seasonal that you would just enjoy for the warm weather months and then not worry about them during the cold weather months. So, we also have a selection of those things that are seasonal, annual plants that will flower throughout the warm weather months but also have some colorful foliage or texture. Again, with those elements, upright, intermediate and cascading. You want to think of a container garden just the way you would think of the rest of your garden. You want the diversity of plant material, a difference in textures and heights and growth habits and you can achieve all of that within a container. It’s a small garden in a pot, just like the larger garden.