Gardening with planters lets you fashion your own miniature world. You may want to grow acid loving shrubs such as camellias or rhododendrons in an area with an alkaline soil, or create a boggy environment in a sandy area. Just fill your planters with the right mixture and you can grow whatever you like. And if you want a different sort of garden next year, simply choose a new range of plants; planters allow you to change your garden as often as you like.
You also have complete control over the level of maintenance when you garden with planters. No heavy digging or weeding is involved, just the manageable tasks of watering, feeding and perhaps occasional pruning and dead heading. Plants grown in planters generally need far more watering than plants growing in an open garden, but there are many ways of reducing this chore. And in any case, watering your planters by hand can be wonderfully soothing at the end of a stressful day. The portability of planters also means that if you ever decide to move house you can take all your planters and plants with you and your new garden will feel like home. Any small enclosed space can become an opportunity for creative planting. Whether you are trying to build a garden with only a balcony or yard at your disposal, struggling to cover up a bare wall or to cheer up a dull patch in a garden border, you’ll find the right plants in the right planters can fulfil your purpose without breaking the bank.