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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Container Gardening Site! These are the top ten articles that your Container Gardening Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Hearts in the Garden
There’s a cornucopia of plants with heart-shaped leaves and flowers to choose from to give something lasting for Valentine’s Day instead of only gobbley chocolates. There’s still time to treat your sweetie so get going today, give your message of love to someone even if you're your own sweetie!

2. Red and Pink Container Choices
Red and Pink are vibrant colors for your containers and signify passion and love. Here are several design ideas for hanging baskets, containers, and groupings using ten easy-to-grow red and pink annual flowers.

3. 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.

4. Companion Planting for Containers
The role of plants can be a complicated one ... not for the plants ... but for us to find out about and use to our advantage. There are some plants that nurture, others are martyrs or mask plants and yet others attract beneficial goggas to our gardening spaces. What does what? What goes with what?

5. Q&A on Moon Gardening
Gardening by the Moon is becoming more popular as we discover and research more of what our ancestors did when planning crops and gardens and right times for right actions to harvest the right results. Read o to ge some answers to oft'asked questions.

6. Why Garlic?
Garlic is one of those vegetables that everyone can grow and that everyone should grow - it is so healthy and crammed with vital minerals and it seems crazy to suggest that a clove of garlic swallowed whole a day will help keep the doctor away ... sorry apples! If you haven't grow it yet please try!

7. A White Moon Container Garden
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?

8. String Gardens - Kokedama
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!

9. Waterwise Olla Pots
The use of Ollas (buried clay pots) for irrigation was documented some 2000 years ago... and it seems we are just beginning to realize just how smart this method of gardening is. Plants respond well, water is conserved, gardens thrive and people can balance a busy life with little fuss containers.

10. Shade Tolerant Bushes
Container plantings are perfect for brightening up a shady area. Perennial bushes are not only easy to car for, but their beauty will lend color and joy to your garden for years to come. Here are eleven favorite bushes for containers, with tips for planting and care.



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