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Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!! Love this idea!

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Five Great Ferns to Hang Up

Five Great Ferns to Hang Up * Best for Hanging Around Boston fern * Keeper of the Door ‘Kimberley Queen’ fern * Tops for Tables ‘Dallas’ fern * Most Intriguing Accent ‘Tiger’ fern * When Bigger Is Better ‘Macho’ fern

Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry... ferns will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May. - MyHomeLookBook


Tower of Herbs

Container herb garden for a patio.

A permanent pot planting: cast iron, autumn ferns, and variegated ivy. A Planters Design. Atlanta, GA.

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Great Containers for Gardening

Great Container Gardens ----this one for shade

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Create Bold, Dramatic Container Gardens

Container garden ideas

This site is AWESOME. Photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc.--- One of the best I've seen.

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Container-Garden Recipes for Shade

Shade pots

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Garden Pots and Planters for Economic Gardening / Container Gardening

I heart container gardens.