wheelbarrow (25873 bytes)

If It Holds Soil, It's A Container

From Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

While many of us think of wooden barrels, terra cotta, plastic or glazed pots as likely containers for plants, just about anything that holds soil can be a container. This includes car tires, old shoes, coffee pots, wheel barrows or old farm wagons. If your style is whimsical, go for whimsical containers. Be sure, however, that your container has a hole in the bottom for drainage. Place it in a sunny location, fill it with soil mix and plant it. A few applications of fertilizer and frequent watering will ensure abundant flowers throughout the summer.

Photograph courtesy of Judy Sedbrook.

Back to Houseplants

Back to Home



Ask a Colorado Master Gardener | Calendar | Children | Container GardeningCSU Fact Sheets
Credits | Diseases | FAQ | Flowers | Fruits | Gardening | GlossaryHouseplants | Insects & Pests
Lawn & Grasses | Links | New to Colorado | PHC/IPM | Soil | Shrubs | Trees
Vegetables | Water Gardening | Weeds | What's New | Who We Are | Xeriscape


line4.gif (1411 bytes)

Contact Us | Disclaimer | Equal Opportunity

CSU/Denver County  Extension Master Gardener 2010
888 E. Iliff Avenue,  Denver, CO 80210
(720) 913-5278

E-Mail: denvermg@colostate.edu  

Date last revised: 01/05/2010