Container Gardening

Container Gardening Combinations

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Container Gardening Combinations

Tips And Advice For Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening: Answering The Question “What Plants Go Well Together In Containers?” Without a doubt, container gardening is one of the most popular aspects of gardening. Not only is container gardening ideal for those with limited space, but it’s perfect for adding color, texture, and shape to […]

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Tips And Advice For Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening: Answering The Question “What Plants Go Well Together In Containers?” Without a doubt, container gardening is one of the most popular aspects of gardening. Not only is container gardening ideal for those with limited space, but it’s perfect for adding color, texture, and shape to traditional garden spaces … While it’s relatively easy to determine which plants do well in Zone 5 & 6, it’s a little trickier to mix and match plants in containers. After all, some plants just don’t coexist well...

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Container Gardening Annuals

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Container Gardening Annuals

Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening – My Favorite Annuals for a Sunny Location: There are few things in life that can give you the instant gratification that a container garden can. All you really need to get started is a container with drainage holes, some quality potting soil, and a few healthy plants. Get […]

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Zone 5 & 6 Container Gardening – My Favorite Annuals for a Sunny Location: There are few things in life that can give you the instant gratification that a container garden can. All you really need to get started is a container with drainage holes, some quality potting soil, and a few healthy plants. Get creative and have fun with it! I like to arrange containers in groups of three…usually in varying heights. Always loving a bargain, I’ve found most of my pots at end-of-summer closeout sales. One of my favorite groupings consists of three pottery containers in vivid...

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Invasive Plants: Confine or Avoid!

Posted in Container Gardening, Perennials, Simplify Your Gardening Life, Zone Information

Invasive Plants: Confine or Avoid!

As a gardener, you don’t want invasive plants in your yard that drive you nuts and waste your precious time. Sure they may look great for a season or two…then they act like they are possessed and take over the garden and lawn … Sometimes you don’t plant these thugs – they just mysteriously drift […]

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Spearmint Creeping Charlie Lamb’s Ear English Ivy As a gardener, you don’t want invasive plants in your yard that drive you nuts and waste your precious time. Sure they may look great for a season or two…then they act like they are possessed and take over the garden and lawn … Sometimes you don’t plant these thugs – they just mysteriously drift over from a neighbors. Unfortunately, invasive plants are probably on the shelf at your favorite nursery too. Some do just fine confined to a pot (like mint), others are best avoided altogether for sanity’s...

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Easy To Grow Vegetables

Posted in Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening

Easy To Grow Vegetables

Growing your own vegetables is one of the most satisfying garden activities. There’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked tomato or making a salad with greens harvested from your own backyard. Plus you can take comfort knowing that no pesticides were used on the crops. Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her […]

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Growing your own vegetables is one of the most satisfying garden activities. There’s nothing quite like eating a freshly picked tomato or making a salad with greens harvested from your own backyard. Plus you can take comfort knowing that no pesticides were used on the crops. Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~ Douglas William Jerrold What to grow? Grow what you and your family like to eat! I enjoy growing different varieties of favorite vegetables than what you can typically buy in the grocery store. Try a heirloom strain for a change...

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New Annuals For 2017

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New Annuals For 2017

It’s official…spring has finally sprung! It sure seemed like a long time coming after this colder and snowier than normal winter. Ahhh…but now we are into the better weather, daylight is thankfully longer, and warmer days are becoming more common. I love to see more people out walking their dogs for greater distances, the fresh […]

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It’s official…spring has finally sprung! It sure seemed like a long time coming after this colder and snowier than normal winter. Ahhh…but now we are into the better weather, daylight is thankfully longer, and warmer days are becoming more common. I love to see more people out walking their dogs for greater distances, the fresh buds on the trees, children playing outside, and the birds busily building their nests. (though not in our dryer vent…thank you!) You’ll Love This Brand New Selection Of Annuals – Check Out The Colors! I think most of us feel a...

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Growing Herbs In Containers

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Growing Herbs In Containers

My favorite way to grow herbs is in containers on our patio. Herbs are super easy to grow, add flavor and aroma to our food, plus they provide nectar to bees and other beneficial pollinators … I prefer growing herbs in containers because they’re beautiful to look at, they give you great bang for your […]

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My favorite way to grow herbs is in containers on our patio. Herbs are super easy to grow, add flavor and aroma to our food, plus they provide nectar to bees and other beneficial pollinators … I prefer growing herbs in containers because they’re beautiful to look at, they give you great bang for your buck, and you can better manage the more invasive types like the mint family. It’s so convenient to step outside and snip what you need. Check Out This New Herb Collection – Easy Grow & Convenient … Where To Locate Your Herb Garden The best place for your herbs is where...

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Fall Container Gardening

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Fall Container Gardening

By mid-September in Zone 5 your container plantings have often seen better days. Some may look scraggly, some may no longer bloom, and others could have perished altogether from too much water or too little. Don’t fret – refresh! First, pull out the plants that don’t look so good and put in plants that will […]

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By mid-September in Zone 5 your container plantings have often seen better days. Some may look scraggly, some may no longer bloom, and others could have perished altogether from too much water or too little. Don’t fret – refresh! First, pull out the plants that don’t look so good and put in plants that will see your containers through the cooler months of fall. Not only will this rejuvenate your arrangements, it will lift your spirits and put you in an autumn frame of mind. Think warm fall colors such as reds, oranges, shades of gold and yellow, deep plum and green tones....

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Late Summer Garden Refresh

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Late Summer Garden Refresh

When September arrives, it may still feel like summer. Forecasts might call for temps touching 90, but just because the calendar shows we’re after Labor Day and the kids are back in school … there are many beneficial things to do in the yard. One of my favorite things to do this time of year […]

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When September arrives, it may still feel like summer. Forecasts might call for temps touching 90, but just because the calendar shows we’re after Labor Day and the kids are back in school … there are many beneficial things to do in the yard. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is scouting out bargains at the garden centers and online. Often shrubs, trees, and sometimes perennials are marked down and can be purchased for a fraction of their spring prices. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a bargain! Avoid the plants that are too potbound and seek out their...

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Bringing Plants Indoors For Winter

Posted in Container Gardening, Winter Protection

Bringing Plants Indoors For Winter

For Zone 5 & 6 gardeners, late September and early October is the time to think about bringing those plants you can’t live without indoors for the winter. Here are some practical tips to make sure your plants stay happy and healthy inside your home until next spring … Of course, annuals can be discarded […]

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For Zone 5 & 6 gardeners, late September and early October is the time to think about bringing those plants you can’t live without indoors for the winter. Here are some practical tips to make sure your plants stay happy and healthy inside your home until next spring … Of course, annuals can be discarded once they’ve lived out their seasonal lifespan. Impatiens, zinnias, petunias and other annuals that are easy to obtain can be disposed of once their time is finished … Take It Slow For the plants you want to save, acclimate them slowly to their indoor winter...

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Winter Container Garden Ideas

Posted in Container Gardening, Winter Protection

Winter Container Garden Ideas

Many folks just empty their plant containers for the winter months and let them sit idle until warm weather beckons. Why not keep them looking good and visually appealing by creating a winter container garden? There are a number of choices available that can bring color and interest to your doorstep during the coldest of […]

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Many folks just empty their plant containers for the winter months and let them sit idle until warm weather beckons. Why not keep them looking good and visually appealing by creating a winter container garden? There are a number of choices available that can bring color and interest to your doorstep during the coldest of spells … and best of all they can last until spring arrives. Don’t just craft your containers for the holidays. Sure you can stick a jolly Santa or red-nosed reindeer in temporarily, but try filling them with displays that look great and add winter interest for...

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