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Gardening will lift your spirits, calm you, and give you a sense of purpose and achievement. It also teaches you patience and hope!

from Creative Vegetable Gardener

So Many Choices! How to Decide What to Grow

Ask yourself these important questions before your buy plants or seeds for your garden this season.

from SF Gate

Miniature Fairy Garden Plants

Some plants to buy for fairy gardens! What is a fairy garden you may ask? It is a miniature little garden that you can put in a single pot. It is full of moss, flowers, herbs, or whatever small plants you prefer. What makes a fairy garden really special though, are all the little items that you can use to decorate! There are lawn chairs, rakes, pots, bird baths, bridges, and more!


This month's theme for Urban Jungle Bloggers is all about dressing your plants in creative plant pots.  This is a very important topic for house plant owners because unless we have built-in planters around the house, your plants are likely going to be in some kind of stand-alone container that needs to "play nice" with the rest of your decor.  In this blog post, I'll tell you about where I got some of my planters and my approach to buying them. Something important to note: most of my…

Liatris/ATTRACTS: Many Butterflies for nectar. Perennial for full sun. Blooms August to September. Great for borders or clustered around wooden posts. Plant in masses. HATES WATER. Can be used for a cut dry flower. Can be divided every 3 or 4 years to increase your plants. Plant Milkweed as a host plant for Butterflies. Buy plants in gallon containers in Spring with healthy green leaves. A tough plant, easy to grow and is non invasive. Never fertilize. Plant in mounds with Daisies, Yarrow…

from Wayside Gardens

Blue Moon Wisteria

Blue Moon Wisteria $19.95 zones 4-9 Blue Moon is a vigorous, quick-growing vine, reaching 25 feet long within just a few years. It needs no pruning, and should only be trimmed back if necessary after the final flowering. Let it ramble across pergolas, over arches, and up trellises and other ultra-sturdy supports, dangling its huge blooms along the way. A fully-blooming Blue Moon is a breathtaking sight!


November 2016: Creative Plant Pots

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