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Combining Plants for Visual Effect
Don't limit yourself to one plant per container! Create beautiful container gardens by combining plants in the same container for maximum visual effect.
Companion Planting for Containers
The role of plants can be a complicated one ... not for the plants ... but for us to find out about and use to our advantage. There are some plants that nurture, others are martyrs or mask plants and yet others attract beneficial goggas to our gardening spaces. What does what? What goes with what?
Composting for Containers
Even if you have a very small space for your garden, you can still make your own compost. Composting doesn´t have to mean large piles of refuse which you turn and move with a pitchfork, it can be accomplished in a small area, with your kitchen scraps and garden trimmings. Here´s how.
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.
Container Garden Décor
Your flowers, containers, plants and edibles offer so much in your container garden – why not enhance their environment with other decoratives like tuned wind chimes or music or yard art or statuary? Maybe this will get your creativity going - once you start, so does the fun and you may need brakes!
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!
Cool Season Color
Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean I have to live without the colorful flowers and foliage I love. There are many plants available that can endure the cooler weather.
Creepers Hide Things!
Containers hide things like ugly walls or utility areas or provide a restful patch. How about setting up a pergola or archway entrance to your patio or front door? Containers are so versatile; one has just got to love their multitasking properties. Add your ideas to use them creatively, read on!
Cut Flowers from Containers
One of the pleasures of your ‘cut’ 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!
Decor for Doorways
Stand back from any one of your entrances. What do your visitors see? Do you have space for a plant or two? Is yours an entrance that says WELCOME? Front, back, patio entrances? Door from your balcony into your home? Here we explore some good ideas that say ‘Step right in … sit right down’
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