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Whether you garden in pots or window boxes on a cozy balcony or deck, in beds surrounding a patio, or on a sprawling suburban lot, the gardener’s...


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Greek mythology tells of the beautiful youth, Narcissus, who was so self-infatuated that he spent hours at the garden...

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Container Gardens

Growing Plants in Containers

Q:  The plants in my containers don’t always grow well. What am I doing wrong?  Can you give me some growing tips?

A:  There are several important factors to keep in mind when gardening in containers.
Using an appropriate container is the first thing to be considered. Fancy containers without drainage holes can be tempting but should be avoided because they have limited usage. If you can’t resist using containers with no drainage, see these for instructions on drilling bottom holes. If a...