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Create markers by stapling a plant's seed packet to a chopstick and placing it inside the pot or bed. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber | thisoldhouse.com

Lavender in pots


Use those little leftover tiles to create cute plant markers. | Photo: Kristine Larsen | thisoldhouse.com

Glow In The Dark Paint For Plant Pots Creates A Light Show

I have this pot - now I know what to do with it.

From scraping away peeling paint to making plant markers, we give you 10 creative uses for orphaned utensils. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber | thisoldhouse.com

Seed packet

Great companion plantings for hydrangeas. | thisoldhouse.com

would work for potted plants too

How to prevent your zucchini plants from taking over your garden. | Photo: Photo: David Cavagnaro/Getty | thisoldhouse.com

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

For best results with new hydrangeas, follow our planting guide. | thisoldhouse.com

Create some compostable seed pots, choose the right seeds and start gardening with kids this Spring with some advice and how to for you and your preschooler

Use a sponge to keep plants moist. Just place one in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. | Photo: Ian Spanier | thisoldhouse.com

potted plants


love this idea for inside -- really pretty

How to grow starter potato plants from store-bought potatoes. | Photo: John W Banagan/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty | thisoldhouse.c

If your kale is wilting and has lumpy, swollen roots, it may have the fungal disease clubroot, and you should avoid planting that area again for at least 7 years. | Photo: John Gruen | thisoldhouse.com

Keep bugs away this summer: In place of spray and pesticides, try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants!