Story by Joanne K., Pitt County Arboretum Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
What to do when you want to add more color and excitement to your garden, but there's just no space to squeeze in one more plant?
That's when the savvy gardener turns to container gardening to create new gardens every season and every year without the heavy lifting required to start a new planting bed.
At the Pitt County Arboretum, the Master Garden container team changes out the pots each season showcasing the variety of plants suitable for planters. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, succulents, herbs, and vegetables are all fair game for container planting.
The accompanying pictures show three of the Arboretum containers planted for summer for part sun, full sun, and shade.
Master Gardener Teresa S. shares the following tips for successful container gardening.
When shopping at your favorite nursery, start planning your next container garden creation with these tips in mind!
Photos: Joanne K.