Container Maintenance

  • how to grow woody plants in containers

    How to Grow Woody Plants in Containers

    Woody plants have larger root systems than most annuals and perennials, and some special considerations should be made for growing them in containers. Follow these guidelines to keep your trees…

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    Care and Feeding Tips to Make Flower Containers Last Longer

    With all the care and effort you put into selecting plants that last, you want to do your part to keep them looking their best throughout the seasons. Follow these…

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    How to Get Your Shade Containers To Look Great All Season Long

    How is taking care of a container in the shade different from taking care of a container in full sun? Does the limited light provide additional challenges—or does it provide…

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    An Easy Way to Repot a Cactus

    Cacti are beautiful plants that are fairly easy to take care of, and they can bring a desert feel to any home. However, when the time comes to repot your…

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    Create Perfect Conditions for Roses

    Roses have their own special requirements to do well. Instead of fussing with them, many people just skip the plants entirely. But there is a better way. You can give…

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    How to Repot Container Plants

    Trimming the roots and refreshing the soil give potbound plants a new lease on life

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    Root Pruning Container Plants

    Perennial plants, small trees, and shrubs (along with houseplants) can only live for so long—generally a couple of years—within the same pot. If your container plant is root-bound, or just…

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    How to Water Beautiful Containers and Gardens

    Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl shows you how to set up a drip irrigation system for your container garden using drip irrigation parts from DripWorks.