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    Six Ways to Improve Your Garden With Containers

    If there were a gardening equivalent to the cooking adage “Salt makes everything better,” it would likely be “Pots make everything pop.” Many of us spend precious time and energy…

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    8 Ways to Create Crowd-Pleasing Containers

    Containers open up a world of design possibilities for apartment dwellers, gardeners with limited time or space, and anyone who wants to add an instant focal point to their daily…

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    Growing Desert Plants in a Rainy Climate

    Today we’re heading to Georgia to see a potted succulent garden and to learn about a way to grow these plants that will work for nearly everyone, even if your…

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    Downsized But Still Gardening

    Today we’re visiting Anna McLeod’s garden—which is perched on a ninth-floor balcony! Never say you don’t have the space to garden. My husband and I gave up our house and…

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    Tips for Creating One-of-a-Kind Container Designs

    Container gardening isn’t just for those with patio homes or balconies. Containers make the perfect addition to any garden, courtyard, or pool area. Gone are the days with terra-cotta pots…

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    Returning to a Sculptor’s Garden

    Today we’re taking a trip back to the Philadelphia garden of sculptor Syd Carpenter. If you missed our last visit to her garden, check it out here. Ariseama ringens (cobra…

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    How to Pot Up a Lush Container

    There's a right way and a wrong way to pot a container to ensure it is as lush as possible for as long as possible. Follow these guidelines to pot…

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    Designer Secrets for Over-the-Top Pots

    Learn the dos and don'ts of creating jaw-dropping containers

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    Spring Containers for Every Style

    Whether you want a traditional tapestry or a more modern motif, these designs will kick your season off right

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    A Secret Recipe for Great Homemade Potting Soil

    Garden soil doesn't offer enough air, water or nutrients to container-grown plants. Fortunately, it's easy to amend.