It is imperative that soil contains vitamins, nutrients, and organic matter that can feed the plants, as well as give the roots plenty of room to expand. As more people have limited access to large lots of land with loose, rich soil, raised beds and container gardens are becoming a popular option.
Here’s the deal on potted patio trees. Every balcony, deck, and patio can use a least one small patio tree. These container trees range from 3′ to 8′ feet tall and are easy to move around if needed. Potted trees bring height to a small area and tight space, especially on a balcony.
Self-watering planters or Sub-Irrigation planters (SIP) are the perfect choices for anyone wanting to take up container gardening. However, self-watering pots are ideally suited for busy individuals, forgetful people and those who have not had good luck with plants in the past.
Container gardening is very popular today, but it’s not new. People have been growing container plants for centuries, and there are favorites found in every culture. One very popular “style” of growing container plants is using a shrubby or bush plant to create a “standard” tree.
Remember to use a “thriller, filler and spiller” when planting new pots. Put the tallest growing plant in the middle, or at the back. Surround it with smaller plants and finally, those that spill over the edge.