Who doesn't like the look of a freshly mulched garden? Especially with the perfect dyed mulch to match your color scheme. Whether in the home vegetable garden or the mixed perennial border, mulch is a great tool that every gardener should make use of. It has...

Greet guests with a unique, custom designed stone mailbox that will add beauty and value to your home. You can select the style of your mailbox, as well as the color and texture of the stone, to match or contrast your home. You can use...

Now that you have picked out your containers and plants, it is time to plant them. (See Instant Color, Container Plants for Sun and Container Plants for Shade) Make sure the containers have drain holes. Some containers have plugs that can be removed for drainage....

How to Choose Container Plants Place in the Shade

As I mentioned in the last blog, Container Plants for Sun, after you choose your containers and place them where you want them, you need to determine how much sun they will receive. Containers that are in the sun six or more hours a day need plants that grow in the sun and containers that get less than six hours a day of sun need plants that grow in the shade. Fewer types of flowers flourish in the shade, so you may have to depend on plants with colorful foliage to add bright spots to your shady areas. Here are some suggestions for plant combinations for containers in the shade.

How to Choose Container Plants Place in the Sun In the previous blog, Instant Color¸ I talked about adding spring color to your garden with containers and the types of containers available. After you choose your containers, try placing them in several areas to decide the...

If warmer weather and longer days have you longing for some color in your garden landscape, try planting a container garden with bright annuals and foliage plants. You can place container gardens near you front door as a welcoming accent or place them on your...

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