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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 – it’s a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going – it’s an amazing product!
Colours – Blue and Purple Annuals
Blues and Purples are especially calming colors and may be exactly what you want for a certain area of your garden. Here is a selection of blue and purple annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.
Colours – Red and Pink Annuals
Red and Pink are vibrant colors for your containers and signify passion and love. Here is a selection of red and pink annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.
Colours – Yellow and Orange Annuals
Yellow and orange are vibrant colors for your containers and brighten up any area. Here is a selection of yellow and orange annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.
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.
Cool Season Colour
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.
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