Homestead Backyard

How to pick your pot for container gardening

The best way to choose a pot shape is to experiment and see what you like. Here are some specific shape combinations that can work well in container gardens:

  • Round pots with round plants:┬áThis is a classic combination that always looks good.
  • Square pots with square plants:┬áThis combination is modern and sleek.
  • Rectangular pots with herbs:┬áThis combination is practical and functional.
  • Hanging pots with trailing plants:┬áThis combination is a great way to add height to your garden.
  • Combination pots with a variety of plants:┬áThis combination is a great way to create a unique look.

Here are some additional tips for choosing a pot shape:

  • size of the plants you want to grow. Some plants, such as tomatoes, need a large pot to accommodate their roots. Other plants, such as succulents, do well in small pots.
  • amount of sunlight your garden gets Some plants, such as sun-loving annuals, need a pot that will allow them to get plenty of sunlight. Other plants, such as shade-tolerant perennials, do well in pots that will provide them with some shade.
  • amount of time you have to water your plants Some plants, such as cacti and succulents, need to be watered infrequently. Other plants, such as tropical, need to be watered more often.
  • overall look of your garden. Choose a pot shape that complements the other elements in your garden, such as the shape of your house, the type of furniture you have, and the style of your landscaping.
  • Price:┬áPots can range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. Choose a pot that fits your budget and your needs.
  • Scroll to Top