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Some of my favorite containers this season! 19 Replies

Started by M. Minnick--The Garden Gallery. Last reply by Eluem Nov 16, 2013.

Window Box Help 4 Replies

Started by Kristi Emanuelson z5 CO. Last reply by Debbie Korec - Zn 9 San Diego Mar 12, 2013.

Growing Vegetables in Containers 6 Replies

Started by Jennifer Simpson z5OH. Last reply by Duke Snyder Mar 7, 2013.

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Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 25, 2014 at 1:57pm

View south behind begonia container with calibrachoa & white snapdragons. More shade & some sun.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on August 25, 2014 at 1:54pm

View north on the east side of the house. Some shade from not very tall trees for the fuchsias. . .

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on February 17, 2014 at 1:47pm

My Dark Knight flax plant may be the only survivor this winter. It is not looking very good right now either. The phormiums and draecena that made it through last winter need to all be replaced :(

Comment by Eluem on June 15, 2013 at 12:50am

There is a Phytopod sale going on for Fathers Day.  You can access it here:

Here is a Phytopod 3 woody ready for planting...

Comment by Charlotte on March 19, 2013 at 4:04pm

Has anyone heard of the piggy back pots? If so and you have use one or made one could you give me some tips on those pots. 


Comment by Elizabeth Fowler on March 7, 2013 at 8:40pm

Lila and Barbara your containers of flowers are beautiful I like the real airy ferny plant in metal pot holder I don't know what name it is but would like to get some from somewhere ,I know I'm not real clear but if you know which one it is please let me know.

Comment by Diane Meyers zone 6/7 Or. on March 7, 2013 at 8:20pm

Carol, I grew potatoes in hay bales many years ago and it worked quite well. The hay or straw must be about a year old and well tied up as it shrinks as it ages. I just made a hole and inserted the potato then moved the hay around to cover the potato. I have grown strawberries the same way. I never add soil and it worked well for me.

Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on February 23, 2013 at 5:50pm


We actually did a test using both straw and hay bales this past season with various plants.  Bottom line for us was to remove a section of the bale (hay or straw,) insert a quart or so of decent potting soil and the results were pretty good with tomatoes and peppers.  Not doing it this time around in favor of more conventional in the ground and container growing.

Comment by Carol Dvorak Volkman on February 23, 2013 at 5:10pm

Does any one have experience with straw bale gardening?  I saw it on line a year ago..........but didn't want to annoy the neighbors while I figured it out. 

Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on September 18, 2012 at 6:55am

Mixed planter


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