Silueta Bilingual Magazine


Silueta Bilingual Magazine

Container Gardening


By Judy Brinkerhoff

Planting in containers introduces instant color, texture, and often fragrance to our lives. The immediate gratification of "exterior decorating" is part of container gardening's appeal. With little effort and time expended, you can purchase pots, soil, and plants, and have a spur-of-the-moment garden... one that neither deer nor gophers will bother. It's right at hand... no heavy hoses to drag, no irrigation system to install. An unsightly plant past its prime can be moved out of sight until it's ready to again flaunt its blooms. And most plants can be grown in containers, at least for awhile. Some plants need room to expand, and a container will soon cramp its style. Here are a few ways in which container gardens can be used:



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