The beautiful Forsythia bushes are beginning to bloom at MBG! Ethel Boykin is braving the rain to work in the gardens.
Growing from seed
If you want seeds to sprout faster, soak them in lukewarm tea overnight.
Dry before planting.
Six beautiful benches and a great table built by the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Troop 9015, for the Outdoor Classroom are great additions to MBG!
Ethel Boykin teaching Montgomery Botanical Gardens volunteers about pruning.
Advantages of Container Gardening
Gardening in containers is one of the most versatile and creative forms of garden design. Planting a container garden is much like creating a floral arrangement. However, live plants are enjoyed for a whole season. Almost any plant grows in a container when proper conditions are provided and adds a versatile splash of color and art wherever desired. Some other reasons for container gardening are as follows:
- Your backyard or traditional gardening space is limited or unavailable.
- Your time for gardening is limited.
- Your mobility is limited to working in raised beds or containers.
- Your gardening site is unsuitable for growing desired plants due to soil conditions, unsuitable sun or shade, or other environmental factors.
- You have a desire to be a creative garden artist!
These are just some of the advantages with container gardening. The biggest disadvantages to growing plants in containers are the maintenance requirements of watering and fertilizing.