Category Archives: Container Gardening

Milady Asters

I took so many photos of my Milady asters last summer that I bet I could share a photo a day for the rest of the year and not run out. The plants were absolutely stunning in my flowerbeds. In … Continue reading

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Tomato ‘Totem’

I’m trying to narrow down the list of tomatoes I want to grow next summer. While researching varieties the other day I came across an intriguing review on one of the seed catalog websites. A man wrote about how much … Continue reading

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My Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are all the rage right now. Garden centers are stuffed with adorable 2-inch potted plants and tiny furniture, garden tools and gnomes. There are classes and even books you can buy on the topic. My sister gave me … Continue reading

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Planter Protection

After my coleus and petunia plants were repeatedly and viciously dug up and flung around by chipmunks for the first few weeks of their lives this spring, I decided to fight back. My mom had suggested covering my pots with … Continue reading

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‘Kong Mosaic’ Coleus

I’ve been singing the praises of Kong series coleus plants for awhile now. This year I sprouted ‘Kong Mosaic’ from seed. The plants grew rather slowly once they were potted up outside, and I lost one to a frantically-digging chipmunk, … Continue reading

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