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Growing Fruit Trees in Containers. Master gardener Chris Dawson shares these tips for growing fruit trees in pots.

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

When you plant Joseph's Coat climbing rose, you will brighten up a wall, fence or garden trellis with an ever changing display of color. A true technicolor rose, Joseph's Coat produces 3 inch lipstick red rose buds open to reveal a delightful tangerine orange brushed with lemon yellow. As the flowers mature they become more yellow before fading back to red; the results are a beautiful rich display of different colored roses on one hardy bush, all at the same time.

Sunset Spires - Sundowner phormium, silver spear and the heads of verbena produce a glorious display of glowing color in the sunset.

Add Oomph to Your Edges With Funky Foliage

Make your own potato tower - no digging up potatoes! Yields about 25 lbs/tower. Neat idea.

Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat. Gotta remember this for next year.