If you liked the Pot-in-Pot concept http://floridafriendlyplants.com/Blog/post/2009/03/03/Pot-in-Pot.aspx and benefits we described for garden planting try Container Gardens planted to be buried in the ground. Use this time-tested method:
- where you find it difficult to work in ground beds on your knees
- where you want to swap container gardens to have the best looking plants in place
- where you have difficulty digging because tree roots or rocks
- where tree or shrub roots will encroach into your rich organic flower beds
- where nematodes (microscopic root feeding worms) are a problem on certain plants
- where you need to save the cost of incorporating organic matter to build a rich flower bed
- where all you have is sand in your garden
- where all you have is coral rock in your garden
- where you need to save money on water by focusing the water in the container
- where you need to keep fertilizer contained and available for the plant with less leaching
- where you need the ability to rotate the best bloomers to the front of the bed
- where you need the ability to experiment with color in the design
- where you want to plant before the last frost free date and have the option to lift and protect it
- where you want to experiment with a plants suitability to your light levels
- where you might need to rotate the containers to face the sun when it comes from 1 direction
- where you can change your landscape in the dead of night while your neighbors sleep
Drop in a container of the same size and shape that nest together neatly.
Change of season....Change your mind...Change your planter
When its time for a little maintenence or weeding, lift the planter out of it's home in the ground, spray
some roundup on the weeds and let it dry. Replace your planter.
Why not a Pot-in-Pot in a Pot and then into a Pot buried in the ground? Presto chango!