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We use our senses every moment of the day as they vie for a position in our world space. Sight, sound, touch, hearing, taste and all the nuances of each, play vital parts not so? Thusly having been said, what better place do we have to explore them than in the container garden? Come join us!
Smile with SLENDERBERRIES
Well now - a weight-loss berry bush that grows easily most zones (it adapts to its environment); does very well in containers, is water wise though not a friendly shrub (likes its own pot, doesn’t want to share) and found in the desert regions of South Africa. Lots more to tell, please read on…
Palm Trees in Pots
They are graceful, can be elegant and just speak of charming times! Now which plant can do that? A Palm of course … and there are many styles; varieties and shapes to choose from. Why not think about a palm for your balcony space – they grow readily in containers, are easy to care for. Ah ... yes!
Chocolate in the garden? Why not - there are many plants you can use for containers and the colours and textures and beauty will have you and yours smiling. It’s a lovely theme to think about especially if you are starting out, setting up a new container garden or replenishing for new season needs
Hanging Baskets and Pots
Oh what a choice! Oh how pretty! Oh what a relief the winter is nearly if not already gone in your neck of the woods. Has your spring sprung? Are you ready for a splash of colour or fragrance or easy gardening? Looking for an easily achieved new look for an empty corner? Here is an idea or two.
Decor for Doorways
Stand back from any one of your entrances. What do your visitors see? Do you have space for a plant or two? Is yours an entrance that says WELCOME? Front, back, patio entrances? Door from your balcony into your home? Here we explore some good ideas that say ‘Step right in … sit right down’
A Topiary is a living piece of art - and mostly admired for its shape and compact impact in the garden. Now add all that to a container garden already serving so many other purposes, and it makes container gardening more exciting. Find out how you can grow your own topiary, it's not so hard to do!
Christmas Gift Containers
Gift Christmas Containers are great holiday and gardening projects and you know how it is, the busier you are and the more you have to do the more you get done and well too! Did you plan ahead perhaps? Many do and as many or more don’t, but whichever's the case, here are some last week fun ideas!
NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon ... here is the daily ‘TO DO’ list for NOVEMBER 2011 for those who have started it. It will remain up as a featured article on the container gardening site until around 9th November and then it will go to the Container Gardening Forum to join those of previous months.
Glossary of Terms 1
How do we learn about How to Garden? In many ways ... much like we learn about anything - by reading, watching, seeing, copying, doing, hearing and more. But sometimes some of the basics are missed and then we get stuck! Here is a list of explained gardening concepts and terms. Helpful? I hope so!
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