Sunday, June 14, 2009

Container Gardening on a Sunday

Ahh, Sunday morning in the garden. Plump shelling peas were ready for harvest, carrots and radishes received their final thinning, and summer crops got their second dose of liquid organic fertilizer. After some much overdue weeding in the front garden bed, there was plenty of planting to there seems to be every weekend in our garden.

I'll confess, I am a plant-a-holic. Especially this time of year, I seem to find myself coming home with one of these, three of those...adding small plugs or 4" pots to crowded beds tends to be my mode of operation.

Renting an apartment doesnt tame my appetite for plants, just causes me to put a lot of them into containers. Container gardening lets me grow plants into specimen sized proportions, but still remain mobile. Container gardening also frees your inner creative spirit to try new combinations. If something doesnt work out that great, you just separate the plants at the end of the season, and try another idea. If youre lucky, you end up with a couple stunning combos each year.

I'll post some pictures of my favorite container combos later this year after they grow up and out. Post a picture of your favorite container planting on our photo contest when it goes up later this summer. Go to our News & Events page to check it out.

Until next time, get out there and get your hands dirty!

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