Container Garden Services

in Connecticut

Weeding, Fertilizer, Watering, Maintenance and Care

No space? No problem! You can grow flowers, herbs, & even vegetables in containers.

Versatility, convenience and esthetically pleasing

Cans, tubs, old pots/pans, and half barrels, overflowing with flowers, add appeal to any garden, but Container gardening can serve a practical purpose as well. Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space to a large open patio or someone who wants to add texture to the garden. In addition to growing flowers, Container gardening can produce a wide variety of vegetable crops. Basil, chives, thyme, and other herbs also are quite happy growing in pots, which can be set in a convenient spot right outside the kitchen door. Plant a mosquito repelling pot near the patio with citronella and lemon balm and control unwanted pests.  Or plant some cherry tomatoes and basil together for your next party.

Where to use container gardens

Container gardening adds versatility to gardens large and small. Annuals lend instant color, providing a focal point in the garden, and what better way to show them off than in a nice container! Place them on the ground or on a pedestal, mount them on a windowsill, or hang them from your porch. A pair of matching containers on either side of the front walk serves as a welcoming decoration, while container gardening on a deck or patio can add color and ambiance to outdoor sitting areas.

 

You can use single large containers for outdoor decoration, but also consider arranging groups of pots, both small and large, on stairways, terraces, or anywhere in the garden. Clusters of pots can contain a collection of favorite plants—hen-and-chicks or herbs or they may feature annuals, dwarf evergreens, perennials, or any other plants you'd like to try. Houseplants summering outdoors in the shade also make a handsome addition to container gardening. Window boxes and hanging baskets offer even more ways to add instant color and appeal.

Other places we've used container gardens in Connecticut include:

  • Around pools and patios

  • Property fence lines

  • Medians

  • To Block or hide HVAC

  • Around garage doors

  • Next to benches

  • Around sheds or pool houses

  • Business entrances 

  • Brighten a Dark Corner

Container Gardening in Connecticut

While container gardening provides a lot of flexibility and satisfaction, doing it incorrectly can cause a lot of frustration and poor results = Dead plants! At Ornamentals, we create long lasting container gardens and provide year-round service to both residential and commercial customers throughout Connecticut. Container gardens provide some unique opportunities that can be overlooked by many people,

Ornamentals container gardening provides the following services:

  • Choosing an interesting container 

  • Choosing the right plants

  • Using the correct soil

  • Creating proper drainage

  • Fertilizing your plants

  • Weekly watering

  • Deadheading

  • Reviewing lighting conditions

  • Cleaning pots and planters

  • Refreshing/Removing dead or overgrown plants

  • Seasonal changes and preparation for Winter

For more information about our container gardening services please call 860-622-1265 or contact us online.

 

Container Garden Plant Selection

Plant selection along with pot size, drainage and soil can be vitally important to success in container gardening. Below we have put together a small list of plants that do well in this type of planting environment.

Container Plants

Succulents

Herbs

Mint

Caladium

Sweet Caroline

Begonia

Periwinkle

Geraniums

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