Container gardening is a wonderful idea whether you have a garden bed or not. It's perfect for apartments or small areas, but can also really enhance your patio. Here are some tips on gardening in containers.
Every Garden can benefit from addition of container gardens. They add interst and variety, plus are easily moved around. If you live in an apartment or have a small area to work with this may be only solution for you.
Your container can be pretty much anything and is only limited to your imagination. Just make sure there is adequate drainage for your plants. I love old buckets, discarded kitchen pots and baskets for a rustic feel. For a formal garden choose a more traditional container.
Regardless of your choice of container, make sure it's not to big or too small for your planting.
Do not use garden soil for your container plants. Garden soil is too heavy, dries out too quickly and will not provide needed nutrients your container plants need. You can find good potting soil at your local garden center or you can mix your own.