Answer: It is possible to grow a very wide range of plants in containers but it does take consistent care to make them thrive, as well as being wise about selecting which variety to place in each type of location. With some planning, you should be able to grow everything on your list. Keep in mind that some plants such as basil and onions are annuals and only live for one year; this group would include most vegetables as well. Others, such as oregano and roses, are hardy and can be kept from one season to the next; these will withstand cold weather if their roots are protected from freezing. Still others are long lived in warm climates but will freeze to death if exposed to cold. This last group would include the tropical Chinese hibiscus. Since you are new to container gardening and have such a wide selection of plants you are interested in growing, you might want to take a look at a book or two about container plants. One I particularly lke is "Container Gardening for Dummies" by Bill Marken, ISBN 0-7645-5057-8, Dummy Press. In it you will find sections dealing with vegetables, flowers, herbs and even trees and shrubs! Have fun experimenting with your container garden!
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