Garden Blog – Category: Container Gardening

Can I overwinter this hardy plant in a container?

As it has become more popular every year to grow perennials and dwarf shrubs in containers, we are asked often about how to overwinter those plants. There are a few options to try, so choose the one that works best for your garden. Photo courtesy of Susan Martin Option 1: Plant them temporarily in the

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How to Choose Container Companions

Petunias, impatiens and coleus…OH MY! All that color is a feast for our eyes after a long, grey winter and we are thrilled to be able to grow plants once again. For some people, their appetite for plants is a tad bit bigger than their budget. Let’s walk through ten sensible tips to help you

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How do I keep my flowers from getting leggy?

We’re all enthralled with the beauty of our hanging baskets and containers in spring. We bring them home from the garden center in picture perfect condition, hang them up or set them in a prominent place on our front porch and enjoy them every day. We remember to water—usually—and love seeing how they continue to

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Which Espoma Organic Product is Right for You

Beautiful plants thrive with a steady supply of nutrients and microbe-rich soil, and when pest or disease issues pop up it’s comforting to know there are effective organic solutions available. Whether you consider yourself an environmentally conscious gardener or are looking for child and pet-safe products, you can count on Espoma Organic products to help

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GOMPHRENA TRUFFULA PINK GLOBE AMARANTH

Easy Annuals for Busy Homeowners

My niece loves to garden, and I am so happy to see her passing along that passion to her young children. But with four under the age of 8, tasks like fertilizing and deadheading realistically just aren’t going to get done. She needs beautiful flowers that require very little from her to fill her porch

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Diamond Euphorbia Collection

Meet the 2020 National Plants of the Year

Each year, Proven Winners names a very select group of their most outstanding plants to be the National Plants of the Year. We’ve grown them all and have to agree—these are amazing plants we can easily recommend to our customers. ANNUAL OF THE YEAR – Diamond Collection Euphorbia Diamond Frost – Diamond Mountain – Diamond

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PETUNIA SUPERTUNIA VISTA SNOWDRIFT PETUNIA

10 New Annuals You Won’t Want to Miss This Spring

Color, color, color is what it’s all about come springtime! Here are ten new vibrant annual plants that are sure to cure the wintertime blues—all available now for pre-order here. (Are you as excited as we are about Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum’s new sister?) #1 – Superbells® Blackcurrant Punch™ Calibrachoa For major WOW! power, try this

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Put Your Garden to Bed by Completing These Ten Fall Gardening Tasks

Depending where you live, cooler fall temperatures are either welcome or have arrived too soon. There’s no getting around it—fall is coming! This is an active time in the garden when we prepare the lawn and landscape to hunker down and get through winter. Let’s look at ten essential fall garden tasks you’ll want to complete before the snow flies.

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Mums Galore!

It’s a sure sign of fall when garden mums start popping up in street plantings and store window boxes around town. Decorating with fall blooming mums is a quick and easy way to freshen up your containers with the colors of the season. New this year, we’re offering a broad array of single and double-flowered garden mums for fall delivery. Let’s see what’s in store!

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5 Ways to Help Pollinators Love Your Garden

bee on asterWe’ve all heard the alarming statistics. We rely on pollinators for every third bite of food we eat. At least 75% of all the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects and animals. It can be overwhelming! Let’s bring that down that to a local level. What can YOU do in your own backyard to help pollinators feel welcome and wanted? Let’s focus on five things you can do right now, this season, to make an impact.

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What Kind of Soil Should I Use in my Containers?

container gardenReady to start container gardening this season? Let’s talk about soil. Lots of people have questions about what kind of soil is best to use in containers, whether they can reuse the soil from last year, and what they should put in the bottom of the container. Here are your answers!

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