For those who like the neat and tidy approach to creating their garden look, we’re sure you’re also all about plant containers. Whether they come in pots and boxes, what you need to know is that not all plants thrive in a defined space for them. Thus, we bring you the 5 best plants for pots and other containers you may have.
If you want a flowering bouquet in your garden, rhododendron easily gives you that. Growing up to 2-3 feet and thrives in shady spots, it brightens up any nook and cranny. It also prefers an acidic soil up to 6.0.
Another bright and cheery plant that thrives in a container is the caladium. Since it has an aversion to puddles and waterlogged soil, being in a container easily protects it from one of its enemies. While there are varieties which can tolerate 6-8 hours of full sun exposure, they usually love the shade. So before you pick your variety, make sure the spot you reserved for it has the necessary conditions the plant to grow.
Now something for your kitchen garden, bay laurel leaves when dried is used as a cooking herb. It also emits an aromatic odor, making your garden smell lovely as well. It can grow up to 10 feet and be used as a privacy screen. However, you may prune it down to 4 or 5 feet.
Who said container gardening only means those pots filled with soil? If you want to combine a water feature with your plant, the lotus plant easily thrives in Texan weather. Now this is an aquatic plant that thrives in full sunlight. If you’re worried about how it will do come wintertime, lotus is a sturdy one and simply hibernates but comes back to full bloom come spring.
Fruit-bearing lemon is a plant that keeps on giving. Great thing is that it feels quite at home in Zone 8. It simply loves warmer climates.