Container Gardening 101

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Carmen JohnstonBy Carmen Johnston, Garden Lifestyle Expert, The Southern Living Plant Collection

Container Gardening 101

How to build a fresh and easy Southern Living Plant Collection Container Garden.

The first day of fall, September 22nd, is fast approaching. 

Learn how to DIY: A Fresh and Easy Southern Living Plant Collection Container Garden!

These easy steps will help you build a healthy and long lasting container garden for your home.

Basic Foundations of How To Build a Southern Living Plant Collection Garden Container:

Materials:

· A container

· Empty pots from the plants that you are going to use

· Bark

· Soil

Container Garden 1 Container Garden 2

Preparation:

1.  Pick out your favorite container.

2.  Make sure your container has a hole in the bottom of it so the water can drain once you start watering.

3.  Fill the bottom of your container with the pots from the plants that you are going to use. Simply turn them over and place them in the bottom of the   pot. 

4.  Fill half of the container with bark.

*Tip:  Add the empty pots and bark to cut down on the amount of soil needed.

5.  In the remaining space, pour in the soil until approximately 1 inch below the rim of the container.

Ask your local garden center which container, bark and soil they recommend for you to build your container garden.

6.  Before adding the plant material, see what the Triangle Theory is all about!

For care tips, visit us at Southernlivingplants.com.

To browse the Southern Living Plant Collection, click here.

Watch Carmen plant her fresh and easy Southern Living Plant Collection Container Garden in the video below: