What can be more amazing than a gorgeous abundance of the season’s blooms. Today, let me share five inexpensive container planter ideas to transform a space outdoors.
Five Inexpensive Container Planter Ideas Video
Anywhere you live you can grow a few things outdoors and very affordable. Use a deck, patio, balcony or even a porch to fill container with fresh herbs, vegetables or flowers. Choosing what to grow in container planters will be the hardest and after that it is super fun.
The simplest way to spruce up your home and to decorate a beautiful place is adding container filled with joy.
Adding container planters filled with flowers, vegetables and herbs make a space inviting on any patio, balcony, porch or deck. Containers can be anything such as wooden crates, clay pots, baskets to jars. Just make sure your container planters have drainage and keep everything contain.
Pro Tip, Drill holes in the bottom of the plastic containers with a drill but, ceramic pots will need a masonry bit to be able to create holes for proper drainage.
Inexpensive Container Planter Benefits
Creating an inexpensive container planter has many benefits. Planting using urns and unusual containers filled with a combination of herbs, greens and beautiful flowers can make any are outdoors stunning.
Plant early in the season after your last frost and by the middle of summer it will be a wonderful sight to enjoy.
Container planters can be created in any type of space; big or space. A Small Terrance or large porch, container planters warm up the space and provide joy.
Five Inexpensive Container Planters Combinations
Selecting your plants or flowers to add to your container will be the hardest. Next, deciding where you want to place your container planters such as on a table, corner to provide privacy.
Now select the container planter, you can get as creative as you want. Grow your flowers and plants in a basket, bucket, Terracotta pot and/or plastic container.
Choose container planters with colors you like and will match your outdoor space including your home.
Also, keep in mind drainage of your container. Drill a hole at the bottom of the container or fill with lose rock or a broken pot.
Large pots will take a lot to fill, use topsoil, sticks and leaves to save money. Another inexpensive way to fill a large container planter is tip a small container upside down and place inside.
Container Planters for Tomatoes
A nightshade vegetable tomatoes in a container planter can expose you to a variety of many shapes, colors and sizes of the delicious fruit. Tomatoes need a sunny spot and plant in a large container.
Make sure in your container planter it does not have a lot of nitrogen. Every week as a sprinkle of Epsom salt and water. Banana Peels buried in the soil around the tomato plant can release a fertilizer and provide potassium. Crushed eggshells give your tomatoes some needed calcium.
Container Gardening Herb Ideas
Growing fresh Herbs are a great way to get started with gardening because to be honest all you need is good sun and proper watering. Container gardening herbs will thrive in any space such as a balcony.
I grow fresh herbs in container planters to enhance my recipes but, also for aromatic smells it provides in all my homemade beauty and health products. Having containers full of herbs close to my kitchen forces me to use them often in my cooking.
Growing such herbs as rosemary will thrive late into fall when temperatures are cooler.
Container Planters Lettuce Combinations
To provided life and greenery on my deck I like to plant lettuce. Lettuce has a double purpose because it can be pretty, and you can eat it.
Lettuce likes the temperature to be around sixty-five degrees, planting at cooler times of the year and in the shade is helpful. Water your lettuce well in your container planters because they will dry out faster.
Do not be afraid of planting lettuce from seed it will sprout after two weeks and save you a bit of money.
Remember planting in container planters your lettuce will keep bunnies out.
Finally, cut your lettuce at the base, if you have layers of lettuce, you can pick the large leaves to encourage smaller leaves inside to grow.
Container Planters for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
When filling a container planter to attach butterflies and hummingbirds use bright red and orange colors to attach hummingbirds. Arrange a container planter with a variety of plants and flowers in shades or red to orange to invite pollinators.
Arrange a cluster of beautiful colors that are annuals or perennials on a balcony, deck or patio in a corner and sit back and watch as the fluttery creature come to collect the sweet taste of your favorite container planter’s arrangement.
Perennial Container Planters
Of course, filling container planters with annual flowers are nice but, do keep in mind you can use perennials.
Keep in mind when using perennials in containers to provide plenty of room because they grow larger each year and after two years may need a bigger home.
When I find discounted perennials at the end of the year, I love filling my container planters to fragrance and color.
Creating and maintaining a perennial flower garden provides many benefits. Perennials live for more than three years. During the fall many perennials are dormant but, make an appearance again in the spring and summer. When you plant your perennials make sure your area provides enough sun and has a well-drained area.
When you choose your perennials consider height, blooming time and the area you are growing. I like to add flowering perennials for all three seasons: spring, summer and fall. Understand your climate when planting and growing perennials. Certain climate you will not be able to grow or have success.