How to force bulbs for beautiful spring-flowering containers. Dugald Cameron explains step by step, starting with fall planting of bulbs.
Container gardening ideas and inspiration
Growing in pots is a great way to start gardening. Or if you only have limited space such as a patio or condo, container gardening allows you to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers.
Annual vines are easy to grow and well-behaved, and most have intriguing blooms. My current favourite is Spanish flag vine, a.k.a. firecracker vine.
Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible garden plants in a cut-and-come-again garden with container gardening.
The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.
From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.
The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.
Containers with plants placed where it’s hot needed sun-proofing. Here’s what you can do to protect from the sun.
Ideal for containers and window boxes, ivy geraniums will be happy to bloom all summer in part shade to full sun with attractive flowers and foliage.
Lavender is frequently among the group of containers I set out each spring, and I’m picky about which lavenders I choose. Lavender flowers are long lasting.