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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. 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. Bougainvillea Beauties
Looking for that WOW factor for your container garden? Look no further, grow a Bougainvillea. It's easy enough to do, it's versatile, it creeps, it cascades, and you can even bonsai one. Tropical climates, lots of sunshine and low maintenance joy on your patio. Bougainvillea? Yes please!

3. 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.

4. Courtyard Garden Design II
You’ve got the space. You have the means and ideas. You’ve decided what you want – a private chillax space (chillax combines chilling and relaxing!) So then, where does the design start? What needs to be done to achieve a dream or two where breathing is easier and me-time is possible? Read on!

5. Courtyard Garden Design 1
When you need to chill or read, meet friends, entertain or just be alone for a while, what better place to do it all but in your own courtyard. If you have such a space that is plain, unused, or plain ugly and neglected why not spruce it up? Read on for some guiding principles in courtyard design.

6. DIY Hypertufa pots
HYPERTUFA is home-made artificial rock that is versatile, pretty, and fun to use. You can make all sorts of things with it, your imagination rules. Need some custom-made pavers? Want a new bonsai pot? Want to make a Japanese lantern yourself? Here is a medium for great garden projects.

7. 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.

8. Easter Lily Pots
Beauty, grace, fragrance and charm - and all in one lovely plant; not much more you can ask for and yes ... you will get this and more in an Easter Lily plant. Its shapely white trumpet blooms and deep green foliage are a real treat and then when the blooms fade you can plant it out onto your patio.

9. Décor theme ideas
Your flowers, containers, plants and edibles offer so much in your container garden – why not enhance their environment with other decoratives like tuned wind chimes or music or yard art or statuary? Maybe this will get your creativity going - once you start, so does the fun and you may need brakes!

10. 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!



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