You don’t have to own a huge backyard in order to grow potted plants. A balcony, patio, deck, window ledge, or even a flight of stairs, are great spots for all sizes and shapes of pots. A mix ture of fine herbs, flowers, and shrubs in the same container lets you ad d some pizazz to your surroundings. A pot of annuals is also a gr eat way to fill up empty spaces in a flower bed. And using containers allows gardeners to create different landscape features from year to year, or even within a single season.