container plants

How To Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs In A Pot

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I am always looking to cram more color into spring.So when Longfield Gardens offered me the chance to try 25 Mystic Van Eijk tulips and 50 grape hyacinths, I was happy to take them up on it. But we have a lot of voles and chipmunks around here, which love to eat tulips. We also [...]

Video Mishaps: Garden2Blog Adventure with P. Allen Smith

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If you've been following my back page, you probably already know that I've been invited to the 2014 version of P. Allen Smith's Garden2Blog. I'll be joining twenty-plus other bloggers for two jam-packed days of tours, demonstrations, and workshops, while squeezing in time to get to know my fellow bloggers and P. Allen Smith himself. [...]

Keeping rosemary alive indoors

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Most herbs taste much better fresh, and rosemary is no exception. That's why every winter I try to keep my rosemary alive in a pot inside the house. Rosemary is not reliably hardy north of zone 7, so while southerners can grow this in the ground and watch it take on shrub-like proportions, we cold [...]

Plant combinations in containers for 2008

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Improvisational Container Planting I am pretty lackadaisical when it comes to container plantings. I have three window boxes hanging on the porch fence-cum-railing and a rusting metal washtub that I found in the barn when we moved in. I never really plan or purchase plants for these containers. I count on something showing up due [...]

Acclimating rosemary outdoors

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I don't plant/dig/plant the rosemary plants I winter over--I feel it is too hard on them to repeatedly re-establish. So I keep them in pots, large enough for them to be comfortable in and small enough for me to winter inside feasibly. And carry! This also allows me to indulge in pretty pots for the [...]

How to keep rosemary happy in winter

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Kathy, if you want to keep rosemary happy in the winter, keep it cold & bright (as if it were having a milder winter than you are!)--I either keep it on a barely heated sunporch so it doesn't go below freezing or above 50, or against the coldest window in a cold room. They seem [...]