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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.
Air Cleansing 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.
Artichokes are Amazing!
The Arti is the really pretty flower part and the Choke is the bit we eat – but ARTICHOKE leaves are the real tonic … and what better way to grow a big and interesting specimen plant in a container than this? Got space in the corner for one of these? It’s certainly no plain Jane, and useful too!
Attracting Bees and Pollinators
A bee won’t sting you if you just leave them alone – they’re too busy; and besides, I hear that a bee hanging around means there’s hard work ahead for you but tons of good luck too. So, if you want bees to visit your container garden, plant the right flowers and herbs and they will surely come.
Watching butterflies flit around your garden is wonderful and awe inspiring. Butterflies are attracted to many types of flowers easily grown in containers, and many easily grown plants are food for their young. Here is a list of flowers and plants so you can create a complete butterfly habitat.
Hummingbirds are a joy to watch and beautiful in the garden. You can easily grow a garden to attract and nourish these beautiful birds in almost any climate. Here are some design ideas using easy-to grow container plants for your container garden.
Autumn Flowers for Containers
As the weather starts to cool, your summer containers may be looking a little aged. Don´t despair! There are still plants available to give your garden a burst of color. Many choices go well with other autumn decorations, like pumpkins and dried corn. Here are some great autumn planting ideas.
Blue and Purple Container Choices
Blues and Purples are especially calming colors and may be exactly what you want for a certain area of your garden. Here are several design ideas for hanging baskets, containers, and groupings using ten easy-to-grow purple and blue annual flowers.
Bokashi Composting has a few simple rules to follow, is easy to do, inexpensive, will save in the long-run, and as a ‘green’ act, it's a smart way to live. It is also great for small space gardeners, it’s clean, relatively quick and yes, there is an element of fun and creativity. Try it!
Looking for that WOW factor for your container garden? Look no further, grow a Bougainvillea. It's easy enough to do, it's versatile, it creeps, it cascades, and you can even bonsai one. Tropical climates, lots of sunshine and low maintenance joy on your patio. Bougainvillea? Yes please!
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