Cherry trees are beautiful, delicate and fragrant shrubs that add color, style and personality to your garden. They do require a certain amount of care so be sure to follow these simple guidelines when planting. Cherry trees will bloom all the year round, so they should be planted accordingly. They are best planted in full sun but can tolerate partial shade in winter. If container gardening is your hobby and you love growing other plants, you shouldn’t always start with seed or plantings bought from your local garden nursery.
Containers have many advantages over traditional garden beds. You can move the plants as needed year-round, transplant them indoors if the weather turns nasty, replant them as needed and enjoy your plants year-round, as they thrive in full sun. There’s almost no limitation on what you can grow in a container garden. Some of the flowers are suitable for container gardening including Columbines, Daisies, Gerber Daisy, Pansy and even roses.
One thing you have to remember about container gardening is that it’s not for all types of trees. There are some varieties that won’t do well in container gardening including dwarf cherry, lemon trees and fruit trees such as cherries. These trees require full sun and do very well in pots. One good tip is to plant fruit trees such as cherries, pears and apples right in your front garden in early spring. As soon as they start to bloom you will see their wonderful citrus fragrance permeate your yard.
Cherry trees are beautiful, easy to care for and they’re easy to plant too. The best way to plant them is to get them established in a shaded area where there’s a lot of morning sunshine and cool shade. When planting them in pots, make sure they’re planted in partial to full sun so they’ll get a good dose of vitamin D when the days are hot. Once a week kept them. They’ll usually root easily and you can place them in your yard with some nice low growing grasses for some variety.
When it comes to pruning your cherry tree in potted pots, make sure you don’t prune the branches too often, especially when you’re trying to achieve a bonsai effect. It may be tempting to do this but if you over-prune, the end result will look unnatural. They’re not designed to be bonsai and pruning should only be done in the winter months when the leaves are fully developed. During the summertime, they’ll be bushy. Also, don’t prune the root ball until the first frost.
Cherry trees love a healthy soil, which is one of the reasons why they grow so well in pots. However, you should still use soil that’s well-drained to allow for healthy growth. Don’t forget to fertilize and water them every couple of weeks during the growing season. Since most perennials need to have an annually or bi-annually feeding, this shouldn’t be too difficult to do.
Pruning is an important part of container growing and many people choose to incorporate it into their landscaping. But not all perennials grow well in container gardening. Some prefer full sun to partial shade in their yards, so try to find places in your yard where they can get it. Other plants don’t do as well in container gardens. If you’re unsure as to what plants to get, ask a garden center for advice. One thing to remember is that any hardy plants that are native to your area will do fine in container gardens.
On a final note, many people choose to plant dwarf trees in containers because they’re easier to care for and they’re easier to move. As mentioned before, full sun is a requirement for dwarf trees, so be sure to place them accordingly. Just remember that they love lots of sunlight, but other types of plants may need less. Good luck with your container garden!