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  • How-To

    Planting and Pruning Roses

    In the May/June 2010 issue of Fine Gardening , rose grower Paul Zimmerman reveals the secrets of growing these lovely but often frustrating shrubs. These videos will help you as…

  • How-To

    Potting Soil Recipe for Woody Plants and Perennials

    The Recipe 1 part peat moss 1 part composted bark 1 part compost 1 part sand 1 part perlite If the mix clumps together and the compost you use is…

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    Potting Soil Recipe for Annuals

    Recipe 1 part expanded slate 1 part composted chicken manure 1 part worm castings 1 part composted pine bark 1 part coarse river sand Because the worm castings and chicken…

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    Potting Soil Recipe for Cacti and Succulents

    Recipe 5 parts perlite 4 parts bagged potting soil 1 part coarse sand Pinch of rock dust Top-dress the container soil with small river rock, gravel, aquarium stone, or a…

  • Design

    Designing Container Groupings

    Container groupings are an ideal solution for all kinds of problem areas. Groupings of pots can soften the geometry of a scene or create dramatic entries, hallways, and outdoor rooms.…

  • How-To

    Root Pruning Container Plants

    If your container plant is rootbound—or just growing a little too vigorously for your liking—it may be a candidate for a process called root pruning. Watch as Lee Reich, author…

  • Design

    Great Plants Deserve the Perfect Pot

    It doesn't take long for a visit to the local garden center or greenhouse to become an overwhelming, hair-pulling experience. With dozens of plant and planter pot choices available, it…

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    Design

    A Great Pot Inspires its Planting

    It doesn't take long for a visit at the local garden center or greenhouse to become an overwhelming, hair-pulling experience. With dozens of plant and pot choices available, it can be difficult…

  • How-To

    A Basic Potting Soil Recipe

    Recipe 1 part peat moss 1 part perlite 1 part compost 1 part good garden soil Optional ingredients A handful each of: Garden lime Soybean meal Rock phosphate Kelp meal…

  • Article

    Video: Painting Clay Pots

    If you love terra-cotta but think too much of it can be monotonous, then check out this video about painting clay pots with Fine Gardening associate editor Michelle Gervais. It's…