Category Archives: Container gardening

Three For the Bees

Pollinators are flying and searching for nectar and pollen to take back to their colony and the pickings are slim until the rest of the spring flowers open. Help them out with container plantings to supplement their foraging efforts Continue reading

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Blooming Hill Greenhouse-A Family Owned Business

Patronizing independent nurseries, not big box store chains, is an important part of my shopping for plants. Blooming Hill Greenhouse in Parkton, MD is one I go back to again and again. Continue reading

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Springtime Viola Basket

Violas and pansies are budget friendly flowers that last for months in the spring and in the fall. Find out how to assemble an easy springtime arrangement using these fragrant beautiful blooms. Continue reading

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Nectar in a Pot-Movable Feast

Do you want to have a pollinator garden but just don’t have the space for one? Plant a container instead, one that you could move around to sunny spots on your balcony or patio- like a movable feast! Continue reading

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Containers With Pizzazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container!

Containers are easy if you follow a few simple pointers. Have good soil, choose the right plants, and nip and tuck them to keep the plants neat and in bounds. Continue reading

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Miniature Gardening in the Winter

It’s winter and time to enjoy gardening inside. Try creating a miniature garden with some plants from Home Depot, a shallow container, soil, and a few minis picked up from the Garden Center. Continue reading

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Last Minute Gift Basket

Need an idea for a last minute Christmas gift basket that will last for months and is easy to put together? Find out which plants and accessories will combine to make a gorgeous arrangement. Continue reading

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Containers With Pizzazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container!

I create containers for clients all the time and am always looking for inspiration to move away from the “geraniums with spike and trailer” school of thought. With a little more planning and shopping, you can come up with a showplace masterpiece with WOW impact. Continue reading

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Succulent Terrariums-Bring the Beach In

To escape the winter blues, try your hand at creating an easy to assemble succulent beach scene that is as beautiful as it is easy to take care of. Continue reading

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Bringing Spring In-Forcing Bulbs

Bring spring in with forcing easy to bloom bulbs for color and fragrance. Learn how to force Hyacinths, Paperwhites, and Amaryllis for lots of blooms in the winter months ahead. Continue reading

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