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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. Growing Sweet Bell Peppers in Containers
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. Hydrangea- Tips for Growing 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. Growing Cantaloupe 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.

4. 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.

5. Winter Fuschia Care
In areas of severe winter fuchsia are normally grown as an annual. With a little care, however, your fuchsia can be overwintered for many years of beautiful bloom. Here are several ways to care for your fuchsia in winter, no matter what your climate.

6. Disease and Insect Spray Recipes
Recipes for insect and disease sprays you can make at home with common ingredients. Simple and inexpensive, yet very effective.

7. 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.

8. How to Make a Wooden Planter Box
Easy to follow instructions for making your own wooden planter box for your container garden.

9. Apple Recipes
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.

10. Shade Tolerant Bushes for Containers
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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