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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. Edible Flowers for Containers
There's a huge collection of Edible Plants and such that can be grown in containers - and come to think of it, many are used to flavour or decorate and add that subtle something to your cooking that could have guests guessing. Here is an introductory look, so step right in and sit right down!
2. Hydrangeas in Containers
Hydrangeas are wonderful flowering shrubs for growing in containers: they are fairly hardy, and with proper care they reward you with beautiful clouds of flowers from summer through fall. Here are tips for growing beautiful container hydrangeas in almost any climate.
3. Cut Flowers from Containers
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!
4. Buying Container Plants
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.
5. Poppy Containers
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.
6. Super-Fruit - STRAWBERRY
Talk about a Super Food? Well Strawberries are certainly one of them and have so much to offer it all sort of trips over itself to get in line, and what an easy line it is. Not low maintenance as your strawberries do need regular care, but the benefits of growing your own are just to good to miss!
7. Earthworms in Containers.
Earthworms and healthy soil are like bread and butter or bacon and eggs – okay apart but a winning combination when said and acted upon together. With earthworms in your containers you'll certainly notice the difference in yields. Introduce some to your pots soon – you will be pleased you did!
8. Safety in the Garden
Common or garden sense? Do we always use it? There are times when we are in a hurry or we need to finish a job, and sometimes we just run out of time, or we don’t read the instructions and like the clever bumble bee go ahead and fly anyway. Here are some to safety gardening measures to consider.
9. Terrariums and Mini-Gardens
Make a Terrific Terrarium or a Delightful Desertarium and enjoy an interesting and genteel project for any time of the year. Do you like easy-peasy long-lasting gardening? Do you want to have some green around you but not much time to fuss? Why not create one of these? Creativity really is fun!
10. Roses in Containers
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.
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