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Plants and Flowers

All articles on Annual, Biennial and Perennial plants and flower descriptions, choices and uses will be found here. Essentially you will be able to pick the most suitable plants for your containers.

A Moon Container Garden star
That magical moon makes much of your flower choices when it comes to establishing a fragrant and serene twilight container garden - just for you to enjoy as you wind down from your busy day. What better place than your own deck or patio or balcony where you are surrounded by sweet gentleness?

Air Cleansing Low Light Plant Containers star
Looking for no worries, low maintenance, air-cleansing (according to NASA), low light containers? Do such plants exist? You bet they do! Here is some info on Aspidistra and Dracaena plants. Want something real and green not plastic or silk! Want to do some seriously no fuss gardening? Here’s how.

Choose a Chocolate-coloured Container! star
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. It’s a lovely theme to think about especially if you are starting out, setting up a new container garden or replenishing for new season needs

Container Flowers – Blue and Purple Annuals star
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.

Container Flowers – Red and Pink Annuals star
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.

Container Flowers – Yellow and Orange Annuals star
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.

Cut Flowers from Containers star
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!

Hanging Baskets and Pots star
Oh what a choice! Oh how pretty! Oh what a relief the winter is nearly if not already gone in your neck of the woods. Has your spring sprung? Are you ready for a splash of colour or fragrance or easy gardening? Looking for an easily achieved new look for an empty corner? Here is an idea or two.

Herbs in Action - LAVENDER star
Many plants and herbs share their fragrances readily with us which makes our container gardening efforts well worth it. Besides the many other uses of Lavender, the pleasure we get from this exquisitely scented group of plants makes them a real garden favourite! Plant a container soon, it's easy.

Poppy Containers star
Poppy. When you say the word and think flower what comes to mind? Airy friendly waving-in-the-breeze thoughts? Flanders fields and Remembrance day? A meadow that poets speaks of? Then your question may follow … but can I grow this delightful flower in a container? Of course you can! Here’s how.

Roses in Containers star
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? You have all of that in a Rose – arguably a queen of flowers. Once you have the basics in place these beautiful flowers will give you much pleasure.

Sense-sational Containers star
We use our senses every moment of the day as they vie for a position in our world space. Sight, sound, touch, hearing, taste and all the nuances of each, play vital parts not so? Thusly having been said, what better place do we have to explore them than in the container garden? Come join us!

String Gardens - Kokedama star
String gardens or Kokedama are suspended moss balls of beauty – and thus they don’t take up the space other plants might. More than that they are creativity at your finger tips! An intriguing project, they are great for bringing the outdoors inside and for taking the inside outside! Give it a go!

View-enhancing Window Boxes star
Have you got a beautiful view from your home you would like to enhance somehow with a window box that softens the outlook and brings your garden inside? Not enough time to garden but do want something inviting to look at without losing your sense of height? Here are some designer ideas for you!

Window and Railing Boxes star
Window and railing boxes add to your container garden space. They can grow flowers, herbs, and even smaller vegetables and fruits. They can also be a challenge to keep well-watered. Here are the tips and tricks for you to make your window and railing boxes both bountiful and beautiful.

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