Containers You Never Thought To Use in Your Container Garden

These tips will help your container gardens flourish again

Don’t be afraid to prune back plants like potato vine. It will help keep your containers looking lovely. Johnson County Extension Colorful container gardens bring beauty to front porches and patios all summer long. Unfortunately, for some, the good intentions in the spring may have begun to fizzle during the heat of the summer. Don’t …

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The easiest California natives to grow in containers don’t require much water – Orange County Register

Amy Baumann gardens in San Dimas and works as a volunteer at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont. She sent an email asking if I could recommend “books that focus on California native plants that do well in containers.” While I didn’t have a title to recommend, we have run stories on that topic in …

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Lettuce Grow Farmstand Review | Healthline

I’ve always been intimidated by gardening. Beyond a few houseplants and small containers of herbs, I’ve never had success with growing my own food — and I know I’m not alone. That’s why when I heard about the Farmstand from Lettuce Grow, I was instantly intrigued. The Farmstand is a unique hydroponic gardening system that …

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Do I need to bring my potted plants inside during winter?

Placeholder while article actions load Small-space gardening has been a blessing during the pandemic. A few pots on apartment balconies, window boxes, decks, rooftops and stairwells brought beauty to our lives — and maybe even some delicious fruits, vegetables and fragrant herbs. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom’s Chelsea Flower Show, one of the world’s …

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Evergreen container gardens — beauty lasting year round | Lifestyle

Evergreen container gardens add winter interest to a front entrance, with a variety of textures, colors and shapes. Coastal Point | Submitted Now that the geraniums have died back, and maybe even the mums, pansies or perennials, it’s time to start thinking of a different kind of container garden. Have you ever considered doing a …

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Straightforward Tips for Starting an Indoor Herb Garden

If you’re into gardening at all, especially growing your own food, you may be a little bummed when colder temperatures take over for a while. But don’t fret. Despite the change of season, you don’t have to let it deter you from keeping your hands in the soil. That’s right — it’s absolutely possible to …

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15 Upcycled Planters to Make and Sell

Are you passionate about gardening and looking for ways to save money on planters? Or perhaps you love crafts and the DIY lifestyle, and you’re looking for ways to upcycle household items… maybe even crafting enough to form your own small business? No matter what kind of old junk you might have lying around – …

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Container gardening can work many muscle groups – Jamestown Sun

Did you ever wonder if being in the garden is good for you and acts as a form of exercise? Well, you are in luck, because surprisingly enough, there are many health benefits involved in most activities in the garden. Half the time we don’t even realize all of the things we actually do during …

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Top picks for container gardening

Why bother with potted plants if you have a proper garden? After all, container plants are labor-intensive, need frequent watering, and will eventually get root-bound and need repotting. True, true and true again. But what if you live in a condominium with a cramped balcony, or rent a shophouse with only a concrete parking space …

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The facts on potting ‘soil’ — and putting rocks in the bottom of containers (don’t!) – The Virginian-Pilot

I recently read an article in a national publication offering advice on repotting houseplants. While some of the advice resonated with me, a couple of assertions did not. The first was that container plants do not need fancy soil. Actually, my beef is more with the liberal use of the word “soil” in the article. …

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