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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!
Broccoli and Carrot Containers
Shop bought vegetables just do not stand in the same queue as your own home grown ones - that fresh, delicious, healthy crunch that comes from your own container cannot be beat as they say. Companions are mates and two good ones are Broccoli and Carrots, easy to grow and so versatile in the kitchen!
Bulbs - Iris
Did your Bearded Iris not bloom well this year, or not bloom at all? Are your iris plants so crowded that it looks like the rhizomes are trying to crawl out of their container? Then itís time to divide and replant. Here are step-by-step instructions for reviving your iris.
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.
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 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.
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