Container Gardening: Urban Alternative for Plant Lovers

 


Article by: Antoinette Boulay

Gardening fanatics, with no space for a garden, , Kirengeshoma palmata like apartment , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens dwellers and those in shared housing, can be assured gardening , How to Prune Lilac Shrubs is not inevitably gone from their lives. You can always build a container garden , Patio Accessories Complete The Great Outdoors on a balcony, patio, , When to Plant Vegetaibles deck, , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts or sunny window. , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts Not only the joy of flowers , Ellepots/Paper Pots but vegetables , Healing Aloe Vera Plants Are Easy To Grow and Provide Health Benefits and some fruits , Building a Deck Things to Check if Using Softwood Species can be grown. You can raise perennials, , Hills and Holes: Not Part of Your Landscaping Design? annuals, , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish and even shrubs , Want Curb Appeal - Play Dress-up and small trees , Want Curb Appeal - Play Dress-up all in a container.

Container gardening , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004 can present it's own set of challenges. It requires proper planning just like any other kind of gardening. , Edgeworthia Chrysantha You'll need to find your USDA zone (to identify plants , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish suitable for your zone), see how much daylight you get in your apartment , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish or balcony, and from there you can select the best plant , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! variety.

When buying plants , Gardeners: Contain Yourselves! be prudent and choose ones with a healthy , Landscaping Your Patio appearance and good natural , Keeping the Balance of Nature: Pond Water Maintenance shape. Trunks should be straight. Stay away from plants , Earthworms in the Garden/Earthworm Facts with twisted, slanted or deformed stems, which can affect the healthy , Fuchsia procumbens growth of a plant. , The Perfect Fern for Shady Gardens Try to buy your plants , Landscaping Your Patio from the local , What Type of Gazebo is Right for You? Top Questions You Need to Ask nursery unless you have the right conditions to raise seedlings indoors. , Fuchsia procumbens

For your container, glazed ceramic pots , Choosing Healthy Plants for Your Garden with drainage holes are a good choice. Terracotta pots , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch are nice looking, true, but dry out quickly and leave your plants , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous s without moisture. , The Secret to Pruning Apple Trees Wooden , Manage Algae containers are good, but can be susceptible to rot. Cedar and redwood are fairly rot resistant and make nice containers but make sure the wood , Fuchsia procumbens is not treated with creosote or other toxic materials that can damage the plants. , Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004

Although you in general don't want to keep your container garden , The Best Types Of Fish For Your Pond plants outside , Viburnum in the Garden when the temperature , Landscaping Your Patio dips below 45° F, there are plants , Ellepots/Paper Pots that are frost resistant for colder climates. , Add Some Enchantment To Your Backyard With A Garden Gazebo Eulalia grasses, , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort Mexican feather grass, , Preaparing Your Plants For Winter Cornflowers, Lavender cottons, Jasmine, Million bells, and Stonecrops, stand up to the frost well.

If you follow these few suggestions you will be off to a good start with your new minature garden , Tuberous Begonias creation.
Ms. Boulay writes for http://www.OnlineTips.org, where you can find information , When to Plant Vegetaibles on installing fiberglass insulation and How to Replace an Entry Door

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