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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. Herbs in Action - BAY LAUREL
Bay leaves are an important part of many wonderful sauces and main dishes, and nothing can beat the flavor and aroma of fresh-cut Sweet Bay leaves. The tree is easy to grow and does very well in containers here is all you need to know to grow your own fresh Bay leaves!

3. 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.

4. 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.

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. 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.

7. Container Flowers Blue and Purple Annuals
Blues and Purples are especially calming colors and may be exactly what you want for a certain area of your garden. Here is a selection of blue and purple annuals: easy to grow, with long bloom season, resistant to disease, and perfect for containers.

8. 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.

9. Fungus Gnats
Fungus gnats are an indication that a plant is overwatered. Left unattended, they can do damage to your container plants, but they will irritate you long before that happens! Learn how to control and prevent this common pest.

10. Herbs in Action - LAVENDER
Many plants and herbs share their fragrances readily with us which makes our container gardening efforts well worth it. Besides the many other uses of Lavender, the pleasure we get from this exquisitely scented group of plants makes them a real garden favourite! Plant a container soon, it's easy.



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