Creepers and Climbers
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!
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!
Fern information, photos, tips for care [offsite link]
University of Georgia College of Agriculture: an excellent site on growing and caring for ferns, includes a listing of the qualities and environmental needs for over fifty fern varieties. Photos are in black and white, but still excellent.
Fragrant Vines for Containers
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 vines for your garden.
Hostas at Homestead Farms [offsite link]
This nursery has a godd description of various hosta attributes, as well as photos and a selection guide for your garden.
Nasturtiums are Nice!
Nasturtiums are nice, they’re easy to grow, edible, pretty, colourful and they don’t make a fuss … so with all those qualities and more – why not grow some in your containers? They don’t ask for much, they thrill and they spill, so let them bedazzle, they do this well! Got some sunshine to spare?
Ornamental grasses: Colorado State Univ Cooperative Extension [offsite link]
A great listing of many types of grasses for all types of environments.
Ornamental Grasses: Univ of Illinois Extension [offsite link]
A wonderful listing of all sorts of ornamental grasses, including how to plant and care for them. Easy to use with many helpful and beautiful photos.
Sweet Potato Vine Project.
Life can be complicated not so? Ah well, simple down and have some fun which is budget friendly, easy-peasy and picture pretty … grow a potato vine in a glass jar to complement even the most demanding décor and blackest of thumbs. Besides, you’ll have a talk-to friend at the end of a hard work day!
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