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Bulbs for Fragrance
Many flowers exude a beautiful, sweet fragrance. Growing these flowers at an entryway, near a window, or in an outside area can make your garden an especially inviting sanctuary. These flowers can be easily grown in containers. Here are some of the best fragrant bulbs for your garden.

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.

Cactus Containers
Not home much? Travel a lot? Work odd hours and weekends away? Treasure your black thumb but need something to grow? If you answered yes for just one of these questions then maybe a cactus container garden would suit you. It is easy enough to set up and simple enough to maintain. Waterwise too!

Chayote in Containers
Chayote in containers may be unusual for some but everyday for others Ė I say we should join the others and grow some. Like courgettes in a way, this vigorous climber belongs to the gourd family is popular in southern warm areas, it has many uses in the kitchen and is a medicinal vegetable as well.

Chocolate-coloured Containers!
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. Itís a lovely theme to think about especially if you are starting out, setting up a new container garden or replenishing for new season needs

Choosing Pots - Clay and Ceramic Pots
Ceramic and terra cotta clay pots are an excellent choice for container plantings and can add great beauty to your container garden. Here are some tips for using and ideas for decorating with ceramic and clay containers.

Choosing your Container
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.

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 donít, 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!

Coffee Compost for Containers
As an organic soil conditioner and fertiliser for plants, spent coffee grounds make a fine 'green' compost that will enhance your gardening space without a fuss Ė itís a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going Ė itís an amazing product!

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