Many gardeners may not have the space or desire to cultivate an extensive in-ground garden where they can grow their favorite flowers or vegetables. Residents of condominiums, apartments and retirement facilities may only have a small patio, balcony or porch where they can exercise their green thumb, but by gardening in containers, they can still have a productive and enjoyable garden. Containers can even be incorporated into existing in-ground growing spaces in the landscape including shrub beds, perennial gardens and woodland or shade gardens.
There is simply no limit to the variety of different containers on the market that can be used to grow plants outdoors. Garden centers, pottery shops and department stores will all have containers available in a