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Choosing your Container
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.
Potting Soil Basics
The term potting soil is actually a misnomer! Good potting soil should contain very little soil.
Cool Season Colour
Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean I have to live without the colorful flowers and foliage I love. There are many plants available that can endure the cooler weather.
Fungus gnats are an indication that a plant is overwatered. Left unattended, they can do damage to your container plants, but they will irritate you long before that happens! Learn how to control and prevent this common pest.
Pest Control - NO TOBACCO
Tobacco pest spray for aphids. Do not use this! It is not organic, but besides that it is actively and directly harmful to your pots and containers; your soil and the environment. Eschew this old wives’ tale immediately. Actively ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
Pest Control - GARLIC SPRAY
Anyone can battle insects and diseases found in container gardens with comparatively innocent and harmless products and plants. These include garlic, chillies, liquid soaps, cooking oil and others. In this article we highlight Garlic in particular as a natural pest repellent.
Ideas with Fresh Cut Herbs
Here are some ideas for instant uses for your cut herbs in your home. You know about them, you may have thought about them but do you do them? One of the simplest ‘gardens’ you can have is to display a cut selection of your favourites in glasses on the kitchen window sill for a daily dose of calm.
Planning Your Container Garden
What do you want your container garden to do? What kind of gardener will you be? Frustrated because you need a plan and some ideas to get you going? Not sure how to start a container garden? Stalled and need to start again? This article will help you answer these questions with a self survey.
Visual Impact for Containers
Read more about combining plants with different leaf color, textures, and flowers to create container gardens with visual impact.
Good Looking Plant Combinations
Don't limit yourself to one plant per container! Create beautiful container gardens by combining plants in the same container for maximum visual effect.
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