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Understanding Container Gardening in Victoria

Container Gardening in VictoriaUnderstanding Container Gardening in Victoria

If you are a Victoria garden lover, but have no space for your gardening appetite, don’t worry gardening is not necessarily out of your reach.

In the available space of your house say balcony, patio, deck, or sunny window, you can create a container gardening, which will not only bring you joy but also vegetables. So, are you ready to start container gardening yourself…We hope to increase your Understanding of Container Gardening in Victoria.


When you walk around Victoria and any of the other communities, you will see container gardening everywhere... Like the picture to the left, at the inner harbour from last year.

In the past, gardening was an exclusive realm of the landowner. Nowadays even the flat and condominium dweller can grow his dream garden without having any fuss.
One’s dream can be fulfilled by container gardening, which means the gardening in a special container.
Container gardening gives delights of landscape without weekly mowing. In the container, you can raise some perennials, annuals, and even shrubs and small trees.

Don’t think cont
ainer gardening can't be achieved very easily.
Container gardening in Victoria also requires a little proper planning just like that of traditional gardening.  Planning consists of finding your best zone (this will help to identify the suitable plant variety of your zone), amount of daylight you are receiving in your apartment, and finally choose your beloved plant variety.

It is always advisable to buy the plants from nearest nursery unless you have right conditions to go for indoor seedlings.
You should not keep the tender plants of container gardening outside below 4 degrees Celsius temperature or in soaring winds (unless shielded). Moreover you should not leave the new plants through out the night in the outside to get frost it out.
Container Gardening in Victoria

There is a false notion that all the plants grow in the ground won’t grow in the container gardening. It’s not so. If you have any doubt, please do experiment on it.  Moreover, any container with holes for drainage can be used for your container gardening.  

Container gardening requires little budget in the initial stage. But it is having low maintenance with good satisfaction. Container gardening requires little fertilizer and water according to the specific needs of the plants.    

There are
numerous pot growing vegetable varieties as container gardening.
In this type, the vegetable plant requires only sunlight and water. Providing these two things can easily help you get fresh vegetables for your ratatouille or salad.
You can get more satisfaction by serving these varieties nurtured by your own hands to your beloved pals.

Don’t despair-if you’re not having balcony or deck? Get nod from your landlord for window boxes, a modern container gardening.
It is highly possible to grow many bloomy annuals year-round and indoor vegetables in your sunny window. There is another type of garden called community gardens, which may satisfy the city dwellers.

There is no need to end your container gardening since you have entered autumn. But you can continue your container gardening by selecting the plants that are withholding the frost.
The common plant varieties that stand up to the frost are Eulalia grasses, Mexican feather grass, Cornflowers, Lavender cottons, Jasmine, Million bells, Stonecrops, etc.,
In order to extend the life of your garden from early spring to fall, you can replant to match the conditions.
Even you can contact some of the Canada's best gardeners through online tips and advise to get design for your container gardening.
They offer suggestions such as caring and choosing for pots, how to grow tips for succulents, roses, and bulbs, in containers.

With summer having arrived in Greater Victoria, Gardeners, everywhere are out and about working their magic and green fingers......

We hope we have added to your Understanding Container Gardening in Victoria




Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2



Nice plants, for sure. Avoid the deadly sin of overwatering. Most common mistake.
Posted by Michael Kitsch (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Hi Cheryl,

Yes overwatering is often the root cause of many gardening problems thanks for your feedback

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, Loved the picture. I miss the wonderful landscape of the west coast. I recently noticed that I was not suscribed to your blog. I thought I'd add you as an associate and suscribe. It turns out I had already added you as an associate, previously. For the life of me, I can't figure out why I didn't subscribe to your blog at the same time. All fixed now. I'm a believer subscriber.

Posted by Donna Malone, Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia (Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals) over 9 years ago

HI Donna,

thank you for feedback and for subscribing, the west coast is special but I did very much enjoy my one and only visit to Halifax and Nova Scotia many moons ago, you fall colours are a something unique

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, Victoria is probably the nicest city for gardeners in all of Canada, and container gardening is a great option for people who don't have a great amount of traditional gardening space. Great blog post, i bet those pictures will inspire someone to take a closer look at beautifying their balcony or front yard.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

Thank you so much, Yes Victoria with its mild climate allows for garening year round, and with about 30 to 40% of people now buying into Condominiums, and or Townhmes, Container Gardening in Victoria is a Pfanntastic option to have a little Pfunn with Nature

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 9 years ago

I always encourage my clients to make use of planters if they are not into gardening. You can bring so much color to the exterior of a home without landscaping. Even hostas can be grown in a planter and wintered over in the pot if you follow the rules.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Hi Janice,

thank you for your valued information and feedback, in addition, just by moving the Containers around, you can create a totally different feel, look and impression of the home, the curb appeal and use of space and light.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 9 years ago