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30 Tips for Container Gardeners
We are all so busy these days and good time and resource management is prime property for everyone! An important part of who we are is what we have around us and what we come home to after the 'day' at the office, however we define that. Here are some daily quickie-garden action tips for you.
A Berry Useful Container
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…
A Poodle-cut Container Topiary
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!
Air Cleansing Low Light Plant Containers
Looking for no worries, low maintenance, air-cleansing (according to NASA), low light containers? Do such plants exist? You bet they do! Here is some info on Aspidistra and Dracaena plants. Want something real and green not plastic or silk! Want to do some seriously no fuss gardening? Here’s how.
Buying Container Plants
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.
Choose a Chocolate-coloured Container!
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
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!
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 Asparagus is possible!
Can you grow Asparagus in a pot? Well some would not want to even try but it is possible with the right approach, conditions and a lot of patience. Will the effort and results be worthwhile? I say yes and there are many who have had much success. See what you think and add this to your bucket list!
Container Care and Cleanups
The daily 'fruits' of our labours from our containers are a pleasure when we realise they are there for the taking in exchange for our gardening efforts! Only one container to care for? No matter, a deck garden clean up is a must! Maybe you'll find these tips and timely reminders useful.
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