Over many years I have kept 3 plastic containers on the railing of my balcony. When I first moved here many years ago I used clay pots, but they were blown off and broken at different times. Now with the plastic I have put stones in the bottom for weight and none have blown off. I like a tall "spike" plant in the center surrounded by geraniums and then ivy to hang over the edges of the pots. For the last year or two I had only the geraniums die off, so I just replaced them each spring. Now I think the ivy may be root bound and possibly the spike. Question - Would it be ok to carefully dump everything from a pot and return the stones. Then put old or fresh potting soil and then the spike (will maybe need new spikes) then 3 geraniums per pot and then a little of the Ivy after I have thinned it out a lot?
Henrico County Virginia