KANSAS CITY, Mo - Do you want to enjoy some plants or flowers but don't have the yard for it?
Just because you have a small space doesn't mean you can't have a place to garden.
Container gardening is becoming more and more popular.
Standard containers have three things: thriller, filler and spiller.
Tropical and tall plants can act as the thriller.
Vining plants like petunias, ivy, sweet potato vine can be used as the spiller.
A variety of plants work well as filler like begonias, impatiens and geraniums.
According to Jason Opheim of Hermes Landscaping, this is how you properly plant a container:
A reminder, container plantings need more water than things planted in the ground. Containers have less soil so plantings in them dry out more quickly.
You can test moisture by sticking your finger in the soil.
If it is dry, you need to water. If it is moist, the plants will be okay for another day.
Usually containers in the shade need to be watered three times a day, while containers in the sun need to be watered daily.