Tall blue salvia, coleus, double impatiens and English ivy. (Garden Making photo)

Perfect container plants

Beckie Fox

When shopping for container plants, it helps to have a list of favourites that you can always count on. Here are Beckie Fox's suggestions.

Starting seeds indoors

Judith Adam

Seeds of annual flowers and vegetables are easy to germinate and grow on to seedling stage, either indoors under lights or outdoors directly in the garden. There are basic protocols for soil, light and moisture, with specific requirements applying to individual plant species.

Twickel Purple’ lavender

Twickel Purple lavender for containers

Judith Adam

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.