Container gardening

Pixie grapevine is tiny enough for a tabletop display. (Photo courtesy of Vineland Research and Innovation)

Growing grapes in containers: Pixie gapes

Beckie Fox

If you’re looking for something different to plant in a container this year, consider Pixie grapes, which grows 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) tall.

The purple shamrock (Oxalis regnelli) has dainty tubular flowers. (Photo by BS Thurner Hof via Wikimedia Commons)

Growing oxalis indoors and out

Lorraine Hunter

Oxalis are grown for their shamrock-shaped foliage and dainty little tubular flowers that fold up on cloudy days and at night. Easy to grow indoors or out.

Hostas are easy to overwinter in containers.

How to overwinter perennials in pots

Beckie Fox

Herbaceous perennials in pots — plants that die back and are dormant in winter — need to be protected. Here's 3 ways for overwintering perennials in pots.

Forced spring bulbs in containers. (All photos by Dugald Cameron)

How to grow spectacular spring-flowering containers

Dugald Cameron

How to force bulbs for beautiful spring-flowering containers. Dugald Cameron explains step by step, starting with fall planting of bulbs.

It’s easy to see why the vine is called Spanish flag. (Garden Making photo)

A salute to annual Spanish flag vine

Beckie Fox

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.