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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. 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.

2. 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.

3. DIY Wooden Planter Box
Easy to follow instructions for making your own wooden planter box for your container garden.

4. 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.

5. Bee Friendly Containers
A bee won’t sting you if you just leave them alone – they’re too busy; and besides, I hear that a bee hanging around means there’s hard work ahead for you but tons of good luck too. So, if you want bees to visit your container garden, plant the right flowers and herbs and they will surely come.

6. Green Ingredients Recipes
Green is lean. Green is good. Green is scrumptious - made more so with the knowledge that you grew all the vegetables and herbs yourself (or swapped with a neighbour or maybe bought from the organic market). The taste buds of all who share will thank you for your efforts with requests for more!

7. Recipes with APPLES
With the coming of Fall comes cooler nights, the trees turning shades of gold and red, and... Apples! Here are some luscious recipes for using your apple harvest, and for saving your excess apples for use throughout the year.

8. Potting Soil Specialized Recipes
Different plant types have different needs: sun/shade requirements, water, temperature, nutrients. Soil requirements differ also – cactus prefer very well drained soil, azaleas prefer acidic, iris like alkaline soil. Here are recipes to make your potting soil match the needs of whatever you grow.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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