Entries Tagged as 'Container Gardens'

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Plants in the Container – Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers

One of Polly’s Pots You have the containers that you want to fill with plants and those containers have one or more holes in the bottom. You have covered the hole or holes with something that will keep the soil in but will let excess water trickle out and you have filled the container with […]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Is there an eco-friendly way to repel woodchucks?

Family Dinner by anoldent In June, TheGardenLady filled two huge planters with flowers to decorate the deck for an upcoming party. I planted the thriller and filler plants in the urns and my spiller plant was the ornamental sweet potato vine. The planters looked pretty and the spiller plants happily spilled down the sides of […]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Creative Vegetable Gardens

vegetable garden by mazaletel When TheGardenLady recommends making an edible garden instead of merely a flower garden in the front yard, it should be as attractive as a flower garden can be. It should not be the long straight rows of one type of vegetable, the type of field a farmer would make to grow commercial vegetables. […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Preparing Planters for Container Gardens

Seen on a Side Street in Bakewell, Derbyshire by UGArdener You have chosen the containers or planters that you want to use to for your plants. Now we have to fill the planters with soil. You want to use planters large enough for the plants you want to grow in them. The plants will need […]

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Container Gardening

Hypertufa Ball by Geek2Nurse Growing plants in containers is popular for all sorts of reasons: 1) you have little available space to make a garden 2) you are elderly or handicapped so it is difficult to garden in a garden 3) the sun or shade on your property may not be where you are able […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Planting Ideas for Difficult Spaces

trough garden by Tchessie A problem people have who want to garden can be no land or a very small bit of land or something on your property that makes it difficult to plant. You want plants, you want flowers so what are your options? Don’t despair: be creative! Everyone knows that container gardening is […]

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Container Gardening

TheGardenLady received this question from Joyce. We have a long raised planter that gets quite a bit of sun but only in the afternoon. It’s very shaded most of the day.  I tried impatiens there last summer but they got too much sun. Any suggestion for colorful easy to grow and fairly low growing annuals? […]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Growing Plants in Containers

  TheGardenLady received this question from Yoonsin Park: I live in a condo with a small patio.  Due to that I can only have container plants.  I don’t want to get larger & larger containers as the plant grows.  I just want to get one container and the plant to retain itself in it.  What is […]