Get container gardening tips, tricks, and inspiration to grow a beautiful container garden.
Perennial Container Gardens
Container gardening isn’t just for annuals! Get more bang for your buck by planting perennials in containers and enjoy them for years to come. We show you the best perennials for containers along with how to plant perennials in containers.hue, makes a great trailer. Finish with a Shasta Daisy or another flowering plant for a splash of bloom. Fill in with additional soil and press down to eliminate air pockets. Water regularly. In the fall,
Creating Succulent Containers
Succulent gardens are low maintenance and make great container gardens -- they can withstand heat, neglect, and direct sunlight. Learn tips and tricks to create a gorgeous succulent container garden.A leaky bird bath, a colander, a rusty bucket, even a metal lunch pail will do. If your planter doesn't have an escape route for water, drill or puncture several holes in the bottom. Cover the holes with wire screen to keep soil from washing out. To get started, fill your planter with lightweight potting soil, or a mix made for cacti. Next, dig a hole the depth of the nursery pot, remove the plant, and set it in, pressing down the soil with your hands to eliminate air pockets . Succulents are slow growers, so go ahead and set in other plants, shoulder to shoulder. Or give them some elbow room, and allow their individuality to shine through. By spreading rocks or colored glass between them. Here's the most important tip of all. Don't over water. Let soil thoroughly dry out between waterings. And then drench
The Best Flowers for Hanging Baskets
Hanging flower baskets are a front porch staple. Put a fresh twist on yours with new varieties of flowers for hanging baskets that are sure to boost your curb appeal and make your hanging baskets pop.is the development of new trailing varieties, giving gardeners wonderful options for hanging baskets . To start, consider Torenia Summer Wave. The star quality behind this plant, is that it blooms more throughout the season than other Torenia varieties. You'll love the Million Kisses Begonias, including yellow , orange , and pink versions. These very vigorous growers go all summer and never stop blooming. Trailing Pansies have emerged in the last few
Container Gardening: Salsa
Container gardening is fun and easy, and it doesn’t have to be limited to flowers – container gardens are the perfect way to grow your own salsa ingredients! Learn this vegetable gardening trick that will have you enjoying fresh, homemade salsa.in a sunny spot, and soon you'll be enjoying your own fresh home grown salsa.
Container Gardening: Herbs
Growing herbs in containers is easy! Herbs are the perfect container garden plant. Learn why you should grow herbs in containers, and get tips and tricks to having fresh herbs at your fingertips.
Container Gardening: Salad
Container gardening is the perfect way to grow fresh salad vegetables. We show you why you should plant your greens in containers, and how to plant a vegetable container garden for delicious, fresh produce.[MUSIC] A fresh home grown salad, is right at your fingertips, when you grow a salad container. Just use regular potting soil and keep well watered and
Painted Flower Pots that Last
Turn ordinary clay planting pots into works of art with just some masking tap and spray paint.brighten up your patio or deck with vivid color. Take a plain clay pot and give it a new coat of paint. Make sure the surface is dry and free of dirt and debris. Then apply a uniform coat of exterior grade spray paint . Let it dry for a day, then plant it up. The paint should last a couple of years depending on your climate.
Create a Container Water Feature
Create a small water feature for your patio. All you need is a container fountain kit, a watertight container, and a few water-loving plants.powers source for the fountain pump. Surrounding plants will help conceal the power cord . Step 3: Place the pump near the center of the bowl and then fill the bowl with fresh water . Plug in the pump and find your favorite water pattern. We like the bell effect. Next, add water plants. For this water
Prairie Container Garden
Do you love the natural look of a meadow? Plant a prairie in a pot. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Step 1: select a suitable container. This pot has the look of natural stone, but it's lightweight and easy to lift and move around. Be sure to check for drainage holes. If the pot doesn't have any, drill several in the bottom. Place the layer of pebbles or pot shards in the bottom of the pot and then fill the pot with all purpose potting soil. Don't use garden soil. It's too heavy and may contain weed seeds. Step 2: Select short cultivars of common prairie plants that are for all season interest. When you remove each plant from its pot, check the roots. If they're tangled up or root bound, pull or tear them apart with your fingers or a garden knife. Set plants in at the same depth they grew in their nursery pot and then water. Step 3: Summer care is a snap. Just water whenever the soil feels dry and snip off spent flowers. At the end of the growing season, simply move the pot to a protected spot such as a garden shed or garage for winter protection, or transplant these hardy perennials in to your garden before the ground freezes. A prairie in a pot, it's simply beautiful.potting soil. Don't use garden soil. It's too heavy and may contain weed seeds . Step 2: Select short cultivars of common prairie plants that are for all season interest. When you remove each plant from its
Choosing the Right Pot for Your Container Garden
Learn the difference between soft, less-durable clay pots, and high-fired, freeze-resistant clay containers so you select the right flower pot or planter.When you shop for clay pots , you'll notice a huge range of prices. One of the reasons for this is the quality of the material. Low porosity, high fired clay is the best quality. It's heavy, hard, and stands up to freezing weather. Porous, soft clay is les durable particularly in cold weather . How do you know the difference? Use the tap test. Flick the pot with your finger and if it's hard, high fired ceramic, you'll hear a melodic ring like this. If it's soft clay, you'll hear a relatively dull sound. Tap several pots in the garden center and you'll quickly learn the difference. High fired ceramics are more rugged, but that doesn't mean softer clay pots are bad choices. They're less costly and if you take them into a shed or garage for the winter, you can get