container planting

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    Drought-Tolerant Gardening at Chelsea

    Jorge Rodriguez shared today’s photos, which offer a beautiful look at the garden Jorge and his company, The Chelsea Gardener, designed for the Chelsea Flower Show. Chelsea is one of…

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    Carla’s Potted Plantings

    We’ve visited Carla Zambelli Mudry’s garden in Malvern, Pennsylvania, several times, but today she’s sharing a focus on her container plants. It’s not all about what you put in your…

  • Bird’s nest fern in a container

    Kathleen’s Chicago-Area Garden

    Today we're visiting Kathleen Hooper's garden. I’m a Zone 5b (maybe 6) gardener in the Chicago area. I’ve gardened all my life and in different zones in Illinois, North Carolina,…

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    Mid-Atlantic July Garden To-Do List

    July has arrived and the garden is buzzing. The trees and shrubs are planted. The annuals and perennials are staked and blooming. The vegetable garden is lush and ready to…

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    A Labor of Love

    Today’s photos are from Carla Zambelli Mudry. Welcome to some scenes from my garden. My current garden is my wonderland. Except for tree work and the planting of a willow…

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    A Tidy Way to Pot a Container

    Containers are a great way to showcase your favorite plants. Container planting gives you many options for combining different plants, as well as easily changing the layout of your garden.…

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    Potting Soil Ingredients

    Here's a breakdown on some common container soil ingredients

  • How-To

    How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers

    When my husband retired from the Navy and we set about gardening on Florida’s panhandle, tomatoes were high on our list of things to grow. We tried valiantly to rise…

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    How to Plant a Strawberry Jar

    We love strawberry jars. They look great in the garden or along a path, and nothing beats a fresh strawberry. But it can be challenging to keep the soil in…