I call container garden design "roving landscape design." Why? Because container gardens are mobile components that can be called upon in a pinch to take care of a particular design task.
To name just a few examples, container garden design comes to the rescue:
- If you're landscaping in small spaces
- If you're trying to spruce up an area where digging is out of the question, as on decks, porches, patios or driveways
- If you change your mind frequently (so you can swap out one color scheme for another)
- If you wish to grow tropicals in a cold climate (so you can move them inside when cold weather arrives)
Next, we'll look at some plants you can grow to inject color into your landscape, whether in a container garden design or in the ground....