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Pot Gardening - A Potted Herb Garden

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A lot of people consider a great herb garden as a part of fine gardening but sadly there are some who do not have the requisite space available to grow their garden. Well instead of a plot to put your herbs in how about pot gardening? To a lot of people pot gardening for their herb garden is gardening at its best. There are a variety of different reasons why people choose creating their herb gardens in pot versus a plot.

If you live in a city, apartment, or you are small home owners you can still have a fine garden with great herbs through pot gardening. You can place small compact pots on balconies, window sills, even on your living room it does not matter as long as your herbs will still get adequate sun. But do not fret if you do not have a lot of light for your pot gardening you can always create artificial light through use of artificial sun lamps. It will be just like having your very own farm and what’s even better is that it is portable.

Your pot gardening will also be able to offer you, flexibility, portability, and even longevity. You can start your herb garden in pots either indoors or outdoors. Also since almost all of the herbs return year after year you will always have fresh herbs on hand.  Just think if you would have planted your herbs in a plot outdoors you would have to wait till spring to get fresh herbs again. While in pot gardening, you can get them any time you want.

Another reason why a lot of people choose pot gardening for their herbs is that they give them the ability to keep their herbs under control. Herbs will grow just like weeds if you let them. Your pot gardening gives your herbs the ability to stay contained but at the same time you have to make certain that they are given ample room to grow. See that pot used is at least 1.5 times bigger than your herb plant itself. If your plants outgrow their current pot all you need to do is simply plant them in a bigger pot. Also see that you use large containers for herbs which grow extensively like mint. Mint can actually run rampant and can take over the entire plot. Basically put such kind herbs in separate containers. Alternatively for dwarf variety of herbs like rosemary, you can choose small pots.

Pot gardening will give you the ability to move your herbs to a critter free area as needed. You should avoid leaving them on the deck in areas where bugs and other critters can nibble and damage your herbs.
An essential component of this kind of gardening is that don’t let the pots to sit in water. But do sprinkle water on them during the summer days. This will increase humidity and allow you to get rid of dust. Additionally, good drainage is important if your herbs are in a pot.


Fine Gardening design
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Just like creating a masterpiece, fine gardening is a project where the enjoyment does not come when it is completed.  Rather, the appreciation and the enjoyment one gets from undertaking a fine gardening project is in the process itself.

From the conceptualization of how the garden will look like to the planting of the very last plant in the garden, fine gardening has been considered as an art form that allows you to construct your very own sanctuary where you can relax and enjoy a great book or simply collect your thoughts and meditate about simple beauty of life itself.

There is, indeed, more to gardening than just simply planting a couple of different plants on certain parts of the garden.  Fine gardening projects take a considerable amount of planning and thinking.  Here are 3 suggestions that you can incorporate in your fine gardening project.

Check Your Space

Before undertaking a fine gardening project, the primary thing that you would need to do is to check just how much space your garden provides for you to work on.  Many times, people who undertake a fine gardening project find themselves conceptualizing a grand design only to be frustrated by the fact that there is simply not enough space in the garden for them to work on.

By checking on your garden space, you will be able to understand more realistically about your fine gardening design, which will eventually satiate your creative bent.

Add a Bit of Shade

Another thing to consider when you develop your fine gardening project design is to allocate a certain area where you can add some shade that would complement the entire look of a garden.  This would provide you a place of refuge where you can sit and relax in the garden once the project is completed.  For large garden spaces, planting a tree at a certain corner of the garden would be ideal.

If your garden space is small, you may want to consider a shaded wooden swing with flowering vines planted at the sides that would cover the wooden frame with green leaves and delicate flowers, while imparting the sweet aroma of the fruits in air.

Let the Waters Flow

Many fine gardening designs would often include a water structure like a small fountain or waterfall.  Adding this into your overall design enhances the garden’s overall appearance. The running water also contributes to the cooling effect into the entire garden.  The gentle murmur of the fountain or the waterfall helps you relax and calms your senses and mind after a long day of work, making your garden a great place to meditate, unwind with a great book or allow you to tap into your hidden talents.


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