Perhaps, you are reading the article, since you have passion to gardening. But your major concern is: you do not have your own garden, because you live in an apartment (but you have a balcony) or you have a house, but the territory next to it is too small. Fortunately, there is a gardening section that does not require big area: this is container gardening.
Containers with plants can be placed where you would like to see them: on a terrace, a balcony, in a winter garden or a small backyard. Landscaping with the help of containers is one of the methods to create perfect design in your garden, even if the soil is poor there. Though, there are some points you should know when implementing container gardening ideas.
Requirements to the materials of a container are essential. Each material has its own properties: plastic can spoil in the sun, and wood can rot. Clay absorbs moisture too much. When choosing a container, you should take into account all these moments. One more point: your containers should have good holes for draining excessive water. In addition to these recommendations we would like to tell you what plants are the best for container gardening. They are: begonia, geranium, petunia, zinnia, basil.