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Here are the top ten articles for the Container Gardening Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers are a garden favorite and very easy to grow in containers. Here are the tips you'll need to harvest a wonderful crop of sweet peppers right from your porch or patio.

2. Snapdragon Sizzle
Colourful, intriguing, companionable and easy to grow, Snapdragons are just right when it comes to splashing excitement around your space –they delight as they make their gentle presence felt, they come in several styles and spectacular hues, a sure winner for all sorts of reasons.

3. 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.

4. Cantaloupes in Containers
Have you chosen to not grow vine crops in containers, thinking they will not be healthy, or there will not be enough room for the vines to grow? Cantaloupe can be an excellent choice for your container garden. Here are tips and tricks for growing sweet, juicy, bountiful container cantaloupe.

5. Bokashi Composting
Bokashi Composting has a few simple rules to follow, is easy to do, inexpensive, will save in the long-run, and as a ‘green’ act, it's a smart way to live. It is also great for small space gardeners, it’s clean, relatively quick and yes, there is an element of fun and creativity. Try it!

6. Rose Colours
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? Once you have the basics in place these beautiful plants will give you much pleasure. What colour rose should you choose?

7. Snippets, Tips and Tricks
Thank heavens for gardeners’ notebooks, stories, diaries, catalogues, and word of mouth sharing. Add to this experimental gardening; seasonal trials, gardening lore, trial and error conclusions and just plain common sense. Our first selection of snippets and tips for container gardeners follows.

8. Cactus Containers
Not home much? Travel a lot? Work odd hours and weekends away? Treasure your black thumb but need something to grow? If you answered yes for just one of these questions then maybe a cactus container garden would suit you. It is easy enough to set up and simple enough to maintain. Waterwise too!

9. 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.

10. Espalier - How to Trellis a Tree
Do you have a sunny wall perfect for fruit but too narrow for a tree? Do you have an unsightly garden area you would like to beautify? Then espalier a tree! Espalier is the art of training a shrub or tree to be flat against a surface, and can be the perfect solution for a narrow area.



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