potted plants

  • Plant an Easy-to-Water Strawberry Jar

    How to Plant an Easy-to-Water Strawberry Jar

    Many gardeners who have tried to use a strawberry jar for patio plantings have been frustrated by the challenge of keeping it evenly moist. Most jars are made of clay,…

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    GPOD on the Road: Hatley Castle

    Today Cherry Ong is taking us to visit Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia. This estate garden at the Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, is magnificent, regal, and…

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    Surinder’s Outdoor Garden

    We recently visited Surinder Chadha’s beautiful indoor plant collection in northern New Jersey, and today Surinder is sharing his outdoor gardening endeavors from the summer. Surinder says that the local…

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    Dealing With Dry Shade

    Everything I’ve learned about dry-shade gardening has been from experimentation.   When my husband and I bought our home in Fairview, Tennessee, 20 years ago, I had never gardened before.…

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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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    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 Put to the Test

    In their natural environment, plants get everything they need to stay healthy from the soil: water, nutrients, and air. Most well-established plants living in soil rarely need more than an…

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    8 Types of Garden Containers and Their Pros and Cons

    Choose containers for their durability and looks