Choosing Containers: Home Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

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Learn how to choose containers for your garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice.

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Hi! My name is Scott Reil and on behalf of Expert Village, I would like to talk to you about container gardening. When choosing the containers that you are going to use for your garden, look around and don’t just stick to one color or one idea. I like to mix and match lots of different containers because the sizes and the shapes much the same way the plants have different sizes and shapes and colors really affect the way yours look. I like to pick some of the nice brighter colors. Things like this cobalt blue container really stand out. This use to be a little more expensive when they were all coming from Malaysia, but now we are finding Vietnam is starting to do some very nice pottery and the prices are really coming down on us. Cheaper terracottas are available out there and it is a nice difference in contrast and shape and size between these two as well as color and this one offers a little more of that role of natural look on the edge. I find that I like the look of terracotta. That orange reddish color is a great contrast for the green foliage of plants and I found that my bone side pots make wonderful containers for other types of gardening too. It offers me lots of different shapes and some interesting looks in sizes and it gives me that great earthenware color that really looks great with plants. You can get really fancy. This is a white bisque wear pot from the south of France. A little more on the expensive side or you can get quite inexpensive. One of the containers that I like a lot lately that I’ve seen are these new frost proof containers that are coming out. This is an extremely light container. Good for those of you that want that big container look, that container affect. Want to be able to leave it out year around so that you don’t have to worry about the frost cracking it. This is a really great answer and fairly inexpensive. Again, by mixing and matching and using different containers together, you can get a look of diversity to your container much the same way you get a look of diversity in your garden; so be creative.


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