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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Container Gardening Site! These are the top ten articles that your Container Gardening Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Keep a Garden Journal
Keeping a garden journal is not an exact science! No-one is going to check if yours is neat enough; and anyway your notebook is a unique and personal garden diary which summarises your container gardening actions. It is a fine memory jogger, and an excellent record of all - start one today!

2. 30 Tips for Container Gardeners
We are all so busy these days and good time and resource management is prime property for everyone! An important part of who we are is what we have around us and what we come home to after the 'day' at the office, however we define that. Here are some daily quickie-garden action tips for you.

3. Earthworms in Containers.
Earthworms and healthy soil are like bread and butter or bacon and eggs – okay apart but a winning combination when said and acted upon together. With earthworms in your containers you'll certainly notice the difference in yields. Introduce some to your pots soon – you will be pleased you did!

4. Topiary Containers
A Topiary is a living piece of art - and mostly admired for its shape and compact impact in the garden. Now add all that to a container garden already serving so many other purposes, and it makes container gardening more exciting. Find out how you can grow your own topiary, it's not so hard to do!

5. Terrariums and Mini-Gardens
Make a Terrific Terrarium or a Delightful Desertarium and enjoy an interesting and genteel project for any time of the year. Do you like easy-peasy long-lasting gardening? Do you want to have some green around you but not much time to fuss? Why not create one of these? Creativity really is fun!

6. Mulches and Mulching
What is mulch? When to mulch? Why mulch? How does mulching help containers? Who should mulch? Which mulch is best? Believe it or not this subject is a simple one but oh so important for your containers. Want answers to these questions plus some sound advice without too much ado? Read on …

7. Rose Colour Choices
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? Once you have the basics in place these beautiful plants will give you much pleasure. What colour rose should you choose?

8. Peaceful Pots - Go Zen
Need a place to think and dream and remember? How about a single theme patio? What about producing an Asian-themed balcony? Depth and complexity sort of evolves as you use your Zen space and meditation container garden – it will mature with you as you relax and enjoy the peace such a space offers.

9. 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.

10. Lemon Trees in Containers
Growing your own container lemon tree is a treat for many reasons – least of which is being able to have lemon tea! It's a versatile fruit with many uses in several arenas not the least of which includes the kitchen, for health, for homecare, cleaning and just for plain garden beauty. Here’s how.



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