1. Add soil. Fill the jar to the lowest pocket with moist potting medium that is light and crumbly but moisture-retentive.
2. Prune. To help plants adjust more readily if weather is not ideal at planting, clip off flowers. Plants will form new buds as soon as the roots establish themselves.
3. Add plants to pockets. Set one plant into each pocket, then add soil to cover the roots. Firm the soil gently. It's easiest if you start with the lowest pocket and work your way up the jar.
4. Finish. When all the side pockets are planted, plant in the top of the jar. Again, to ease the adjustment for plants, clip off flowers already in bloom.
Continued on page 3: Care