Container Gardening

ContainerHeadBeyond Thrillers, Spillers, & Fillers

Container gardens solve multiple challenges – like rocky or root-bound soil -- and promise year-round pops of color, texture, and charm in full sun, abundant shade, and tight spaces.

Rohsler’s has everything you need to create your own container garden, but will do it all for you, if you prefer.

Traditional wisdom calls for container gardens to feature a thriller (a showstopper, such as a dahlia), fillers (complements to your specimen plant, like petunias), and spillers (plants that cascade, like potato vine). If you want to push beyond tradition, ask Rohsler’s designers for their freshest ideas.

BYOC -- Bring Your Own Container -- or purchase one at Rohsler’s, and let a talented staff member create a masterpiece for your porch, patio, or pool area. Be sure to mention whether the container will be sitting or hanging in sunshine or shade. Clients are welcome to pick up their portable gardens at Rohsler’s or have them delivered.

Rohsler’s staff members will also visit your home or business to work their magic. Plantings will reflect the season, with designs that highlight spring favorites through festive Christmas displays.

Contain Your Exertion

… not your enjoyment.

Gardening in containers and raised beds allows you to enjoy growing flowers and edibles without some of the physical exertion it takes to tend a traditional garden bed. Depending on your work area, you may be able to sit or stand as you work.

If your containers are small, or lightweight, you will have the option of moving your plantings to take advantage of a gentle rain or a few additional hours of sunlight.

A miniature garden – a close relative of the container garden -- is another great way to make gardening accessible to those who prefer a portable planting.

Of course, ergonomic tools and equipment are available at Rohsler’s to help make any type of gardening more comfortable.

Picking Pots & Plants

Our containers range from traditional to contemporary and are available in numerous colors and sizes. Choices include glazed ceramic pottery, terra cotta, cast stone, poly, cedar, and cast iron. Be sure to see Rohsler’s selection of Michael Carr pottery and décor while you’re visiting.

As you might expect, Rohsler’s plant choices are dizzying, and include shade- and sun-loving varieties from the Rohsler’s Grown line and hard-to-find tropicals.

The pros at Rohsler’s recommend:

  • Adding Osmocote to provide much-needed nutrients.
  • Watering with care: Container plants dry out faster than plants growing in a garden bed.
  • Deadheading flowers that have finished blooming.
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Rohsler's Allendale Nursery
100 Franklin Tpke
Allendale, NJ 07401-2231