Quick and Easy Summer Edible Containers

If you’re craving homegrown goodies but lack garden space, you’ll find fabulous new vegetable introductions that work wonderfully in your edible containers. While many tomatoes can grow in pots, you’ll need a large, 5-gallon container to grow traditional varieties. However, with advances in breeding, new, compact varieties make the perfect addition to container gardens, even growing […]

Quick and Easy Summer Sun Containers, 1-2-3!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Create beautiful sun container gardens quickly and easily with just one, two, or three plants. There’s a reason container gardening is so popular. It’s easy for new gardeners to grow plants without a big time or money commitment. Experienced gardeners use container gardens to add focal points, design elements, and curb […]

Shrubs for Cutting Gardens

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau If you grow hydrangea, spirea, flowering quince, or forsythia in your garden, your vases will overflow with beautiful blooms. Is there any greater pleasure for a gardener than harvesting and enjoying homegrown bounty, whether it’s a sun-warmed tomato or an armful of tulips? Just as garden-to-table meals satisfy veggie growers, […]

Give Your Garden a Tropical Twist!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau This year when you start your hunt for cool new accents to add to your garden, you’re far more likely to find tropical and subtropical stars such as cannas, cordylines, mandevillas, hibiscus, elephant ears, bananas, palms, dracaena, and various flowering gingers front and center. It’s thrilling to watch this trend […]

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