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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. Fuchsia Care in Winter
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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Make a Wooden Planter Box
Easy to follow instructions for making your own wooden planter box for your container garden.
8. Bay Laurel – Grow Your Own in a Container
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!
9. Container creepers hide things!
Containers hide things like ugly walls or utility areas or provide a restful patch. How about setting up a pergola or archway entrance to your patio or front door? Containers are so versatile; one has just got to love their multitasking properties. Add your ideas to use them creatively, read on!
10. Fragrant Vines for Containers
Many flowers exude a beautiful, sweet fragrance. Growing these flowers at an entryway, near a window, or in an outside area can make your garden an especially inviting sanctuary. These flowers can be easily grown in containers. Here are some of the best fragrant vines for your garden.
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