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Safety in the Garden
Common or garden sense? Do we always use it? There are times when we are in a hurry or we need to finish a job, and sometimes we just run out of time, or we donít read the instructions and like the clever bumble bee go ahead and fly anyway. Here are some to safety gardening measures to consider.
Climbers in Containers
Climbers are versatile plants which, besides their beauty, can have good use for us Container Gardeners. They cover, cascade, creep and curl for us on command! Want to cover an ugly surface or wall? Grow a wind-break or define a space? Offer a flowering backdrop to your planters? Use a climber!
Container Gardening Newsletter
Just moved into the city? Only have a small space to garden? Scaling back? If you answered yes for any reason then you will benefit greatly by signing up to this free weekly Container Gardening newsletter. What do you want your container garden to do? Check out your options here!
Cut Flowers from Containers
One of the pleasures of your Ďcutí container garden is to have fresh cut flowers in your home just because or perhaps for a special occasion dinner. And why not? It makes it even more special when you can say that you grew them yourself!
Potting Soil Pests
Using a good soil for your patio balcony space is a crucial component of container gardening and getting the basics right is truly important. Here we speak of some of the pests that can be found lurking in potting soil.
Recipes with Apples
With the coming of Fall comes cooler nights, the trees turning shades of gold and red, and... Apples! Here are some luscious recipes for using your apple harvest, and for saving your excess apples for use throughout the year.
Cool Season Color
Just because summerís over doesnít mean I have to live without the colorful flowers and foliage I love. There are many plants available that can endure the cooler weather.
Choosing your Container
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.
Pest Control - TOBACCO SPRAY
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 wivesí 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.
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