Garden Blog – Category: Container Gardening

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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Top 10 Unique New Annuals for 2019

New Annuals for 2019See what’s trending in annuals this season. We’ve included a few extra-large surprises in the mix we’re loving for landscapes, as well as groundbreaking colors never seen before in a few popular plants. Check out our picks for top ten most unique new annuals, all available beginning this spring.
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How much water do my plants need?

Watering PlantsYou’ve planted up your containers and added new perennials and shrubs to your landscape. Now how often and how much do you need to water them? Let’s take a look at the specifics of watering to get those new plants growing.

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Five Ways to Decorate a Shaded Deck or Patio

Shade PatiosJust because your deck or patio is in the shade, it doesn’t have to be dark, uninviting space. Let’s take a look at five distinct styles you can decorate your space with this season. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know how to transform your shaded space into your favorite place to relax outdoors.

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Angelface® Super Blue Angelonia- New for 2017

Angelonia Angelface Super BlueThere is a new Angelonia that will be making its appearance in gardens and containers this spring, it is Angelface® Super Blue Angelonia ( Super pink and Super White). You may be thinking ‘Why does it have the word “super” in its name?’ I am here to tell you it is because this is a ‘super’ exciting new offering!

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Pure White Butterfly – Add To Your Containers

Argeranthemum Pure White ButterflyIf you love using Argyranthemum in container designs as much as I do, you are going to love the new Pure White Butterfly™ as an option. The large, crisp white daisy looking flowers explode with beauty and are a perfect choice for a thriller in annual container designs.

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Graceful Grass® Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’

pennisetum fireworks grassGraceful Grasses® ‘Fireworks’ is one of my go to Thrillers. I love the variegated purple, pink and burgundy with a splash of white for contrast. This plant likes full sun and can go without a lot of water. I like ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears to complement the rich dark colors of “Fireworks”. Alligator Tears has beautiful green foliage with a creamy-yellow tear drop center. This plant will do well in all sun exposures. Alligator Tears needs moderate moisture, but is drought tolerant. My third splash of color comes from Supertunia Vista Fuchsia. This Petunia is a vigorous grower and will add a striking display to your combination. Vista Fuchsia will adapt well with my other choices. Supertunia Vista Fuchsia is a trailing variety and will spill over the edge of your planter. You will love the abundant display of color throughout the summer months.

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