Seasoned gardeners often use terms such as companion planting and intercropping, vertical and container gardening, intensive and succession planting. With just a few seeds, a container and a trellis, you can easily do all of these in your own garden.
Virtues: We love ‘Gryphon’ begonia for its large, palmate, rich green foliage that’s splashed lavishly in silver. The undersides of the bulky leaves and the slender stems are an eye-catching deep orange-red hue.
Text written by Andreas Johnson. Can hydroponics growing systems be used by the home gardener?
I spotted some “dwarf rhododendrons” at my favorite nursery. Would I be able to grow these rhododendrons in a pot, and would they need any special care?
Can I grow cacti and succulents in a terrarium?
What are some “cool-season annuals” I can grow in my windowboxes as we head into the fall season?
Container gardening is a great way to grow plants individually, or in tiny groupings, with the wonderful ease of transport to desired locations.
Do I have to change the soil in my containers before planting them, or is it OK to reuse what’s left in there from last year?
Virtues: We Love Lo & Behold buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ for its small size and its eye-catching dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully against the spikes of stunning, tiny blue to lavender fragrant blooms perfect for attracting butterflies. This dwarf butterfly … Read Article
Fine Foliage Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Container by Karen Chapman & Christina Salwitz 140 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2013 List price: $16.95 Besides being a neat little package of horticultural eye candy that could stand on this merit … Read Article
Watch this video to learn the basics of gardening in raised beds.