Hello Angie and all ...
I have done some deck gardening as well as pots in the garden. They do get overgrown. This year at the end of summer I emptied a number of them but they are still outside.
Empty pots etc. are fine for all reasons though I have also found that the longer you leave them empty and in sight, the more guilty you feel and the more container gardening becomes a chore.
See I did that way back so that is why now I would suggest that you hide your empty pots until you can fill them again or if they cannot be moved (i.e. in the garden or too heavy) then fill them with soil and use different coloured pebbles as a pattern as an interim decor measure.
The ones on the deck are still there except that the ceramic pots were cleaned and brought in so that they wouldn't crack in the freezing temperatures.
Smart move this, and again I say, use the pots for something until the season allows you to grow your flowers in the once more.
This past spring I decided to use an Earth Box system. I covered the pot as directed but wonder about how to start it up again this upcoming spring. Are you familiar with Earth Boxes?
Full answer in a separate post coming soon to this - I need to think a bit and do some homework - I have not used earthboxes before so bear with me please!
Can anyone else help.
Thanks Angie and all and all.
Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (01/08/13 05:51 AM)