The popularity of container gardening has grown in recent years. This is due to the need to design gardens that are both beautiful and functional. Container gardening is also a great way for those who live in apartments or condominiums to be able to grow their own fresh produce and flowers.
Growing plants in containers is a great way to make your home feel more alive and natural. They can add green to your space, and bring life and color to otherwise drab areas.
Growing climbing plants in containers is a great option for people who don't have access to a garden or enough outdoor space. They bring nature to any place and make it look attractive and entertaining.
There are climbing plants to meet anyone of your container gardening needs. Here are some of our favorites:
Bougainvillea – Bougainvillea is a flowering plant with a distinctive appearance. It has become popular to use bougainvillea in containers, as it can be grown in small spaces and doesn't need much care. Bougainvillea is available in various colors, including white, pink, purple, and red. The plants are often used as an attractive addition to gardens, patios, and other outdoor spaces. They are perfect for containers because they don't require much water or maintenance and will grow in a variety of soil types. It is important to know that bougainvillea flowers tend to drop their petals if they are not watered regularly. To avoid this problem, make sure you water your bougainvillea plant at least once every day or two during the summer months.
Clematis - Clematis are some of the most popular container plants. They are easy to grow and maintain and provide a beautiful display. The most important thing to remember when planting clematis in containers is that they need a lot of room for their roots to spread out. The best way to do this is by putting two pots together, one inside the other, with the clematis planted in the inner pot. This way it can take up as much space as it needs without crowding out other plants in the container. Clematis are easy to care for, and they produce beautiful flowers that attract bees and butterflies.
Climbing Hydrangea - Climbing Hydrangea plants are an excellent choice for container gardening because they are very versatile, easy to grow, and have a variety of uses. It can be planted in shade or sun but prefers a semi-shaded location. It is a large plant, so it requires a lot of space and an exceptionally large container.
Cucumbers - Cucumbers are a great crop to grow in containers. They produce a lot of food in a small amount of space, and they can be grown vertically to save room. You can grow cucumbers in any type of container, but you will need to make sure that the container is large enough for the plant to grow. If it is not, the plant could get too crowded and not produce as well. The container should be at least 12 inches deep and have a drainage hole in the bottom. It should be placed in a sunny spot protected from winds and watered regularly to maintain soil moisture.
English Ivy - English ivy is a beautiful plant that can be used in containers. It is an evergreen, hardy plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors. The plant is very versatile, that can be used as a topiary, ground cover, and also as an indoor houseplant. They are a good choice for container gardening because they are easy to keep alive and thrive well in pots. If you want to keep your ivy healthy, make sure that you trim it periodically, water it when the soil feels dry, and fertilize it with compost or fertilizer every six months.
Honeysuckle - Honeysuckle is a flowering plant that has an attractive scent and blooms all summer, which makes it perfect for a container. It can be used to add a touch of color to your garden and even function as a natural insect repellent. They will thrive in any type of soil, as long as it’s not too moist or too dry. You should also make sure that the soil has good drainage, which is important because honeysuckles have shallow roots.
Malabar Spinach - Malabar spinach is a leafy vegetable that can be grown in containers. This type of spinach can grow in a wide range of climates and is especially suited for the climate of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. It doesn't taste like typical spinach, but it does have a similar shape and color. As time marches by, the plant gets overly bushy, and you may need to continuously harvest it. The vine will need solid support for optimal growth.
Mandevilla - Mandevilla is a plant that is popular in the tropics. It's also known as the "Queen of Flowers." The plants have funnel-shaped flowers and can be grown in containers, and they are fairly easy to maintain. Mandevilla plants are typically grown in containers because they are not hardy and cannot withstand frost. This means that they need to be brought indoors during the winter months. They can grow well in full sun or partial shade.
Thunbergia - Thunbergia is a tender perennial that does well in containers. It is an excellent choice for gardeners who wants to enjoy the flowers all summer long. The flowers come in several colors including bright orange and yellow. It will need a large sturdy container as the vine develops an extensive root system. The plant thrives in full sun. Although potted Thunbergia is heat tolerant, some afternoon shade is a good idea in a hot climate. Water the plant regularly but avoid overwatering.
Clematis, Mandevilla, and Thunbergia photos courtesy of Proven Winners. Mandevilla courtesy of Suntory Flowers.