Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Gardening with window boxes is as good as the raised-bed-gardening. Growing lovely colors, vegetables, edibles, and even fragrance becomes easy with window-boxes.
“Window boxes are convenient containers,” said David Trinklein, a horticulturist with University of Missouri Extension. “Plant them with herbs, for example, and you won’t have to go outside to bring in the harvest.”
If are fighting for enough space for gardening just explore the possibilities of putting window-boxes at some places like wall-points, windows etc. Window boxes are ideally suited for small, shallow-rooted plants like radishes, lettuce, marigolds, impatiens, pansies, begonias, parsley, basil, sage and thyme. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11:18 am
Adding cheers and glory to your garden is easy with container gardening. You can have a good summer garden with splash of lovely colors if you grow some beautiful ornamental plants in containers. Even vegetables can also be grown in containers if you lack enough open space in your garden. You only need to try it and with a little knowledge, beautiful creations are possible.
Begin with selecting any container you like — something that suits your sense of taste and style. Containers now come in plastic, fiber glass, stone, concrete, terra-cotta, various metals, marble, wood, recycled drums, old buckets, bathtubs and so many other forms that even the most discerning taste or limited budget should be able to find one to suit.
In order to ensure that your containers can be used around the year you need to choose a type that will not crack during winter frost and must be capable of holding with extreme temperatures. Your container must have drainage holes in the bottom preferably more than one. Plants grown in containers that do not drain will die a slow, suffocating death. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Container gardening has its own challenges. Containers in your garden often start looking mossy and grubby ad you may not happy with such an appearance. Many a times as the time goes by such containers are just lying around the house sporting disinterested plants and that could be a painful experience for any gardener.
Containers may even be kept in dappled shade but during rains these containers are bound to lose their gloom. Dealing with such bad shaped containers need perfect caring at regular intervals.
The pots and containers in your garden should require a new identity, there must be fresh, vibrant, healthy plants, and they need to be placed somewhere completely different to give a new aspect to the garden. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at 11:59 am
Perennials in containers make a great gardening combination, but you need to take a little extra care otherwise they will quickly go to pot if overlooked in the winter.
Plant roots are vulnerable to freezing in containers, where the soil hardens more than it would in the ground. Stems and branches — particularly those on small trees and shrubs — need protection from the deep chill as well as from snow and ice.
Containers should be cared for to prevent splintering and crumbling.
Leonard Perry, an extension horticulturist with the University of Vermont opines that, “The most important thing you can do when overwintering container plants is ensure that they’re vigorous and established.” Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 5:24 pm
Planting in containers is pretty easier. Container gardening is the cheaper and lower-intensity maintenance compared to the in-ground gardens.
Water and fertilizer can be concentrated on roots, rather than surrounding soil. And, best of all, you don’t have to bend down as far to pull weeds!
With little tricks and useful tips you can easily create a lovely container garden. But there are certain specific mistakes every gardener must avoid while growing plants in containers.
Do Not Use Wrong Containers
When repotting the plant in the new container never use a wrong size container. Choose a container about 1 to 1.5 inch bigger than the current container. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Summer is a time to trim back on many of our backbreaking physical activities and enjoy and gather many of the fruits of the gardening labor.
This season’s hot, dry weather has slowed down plant growth and, in many cases, allowed some pests (e.g., fungal diseases) to get a foothold with the high humidity weather. While our “lazy hazy crazy days of summer” let us relax and enjoy our yard and garden endeavors, there are some mid-summer outdoor chores that will make an even stronger gardening experience.
Consider some precautions. It is now the height of the summer, and the sun is hot and the weather is steamy. Try to schedule your yard and garden work for early in the day or very late in the afternoon or early evening. Set a definite time limit for working on gardening tasks, usually no longer than an hour. Read the rest of this entry