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Once you’ve made the decision to grow in containers it’s time to choose the material, style, and color that is right for you.

Pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes come in all sizes, colors, shapes, and textures. Your choice of materials are available in terra cotta, plastic, wood, metal, and moss. Terra cotta planters are porous and promote good air flow to plant roots, but will dry out quicker. Wood containers are organic and blend well with plants but will need oil, stain, and an interior wood preservative. Metal containers are durable with many matte and reflective finishes. Plastic and synthetic containers come in an endless variety, are lightweight, and are usually less expensive to purchase. Moss and coco fiber baskets are natural looking and offer the option of sidewall planting for a fuller looking basket but be careful because moss baskets tend to dry out faster.

Research your options to find the right container for you. With proper care your investment will last for many years and create beautiful focal interest for your garden landscapes.

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