It’s hard to believe that container gardening has been around as far back as 600 BC, but King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon created one of the most spectacular gardens of all times. Considered one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have fascinated everyone from archaeologists to the common gardener.
Whether you’re limited with a small balcony, patio or roof or you want to add more color, coziness and patterns to your outdoor living space, container gardening is an easy, popular way to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. And, if you’ve never grown your own plants before, container gardening is a great place to begin your green thumb adventures.
Three of the most appealing benefits of container gardening include easy accessibility to plants, the ability to move plants around during bad weather and excessive temperatures, and the opportunity to enjoy an extended growing season.
Common containers include hanging baskets, planters and pots, and creative gardeners use everything from old enamel pots, tires, and even old, worn work books to house a variety of flowers and plants. When it comes to container gardening, it can be as fun and whimsical as you want it to be!
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