Tag: container gardening

Roots Prefer To Roam Freely And Extensively

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UNITED STATES—Roots are innately mysterious. They consume much of the resources that plants require. They stabilize the stems above them. Few plants can survive...

Planters Are Overrated But Functional

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UNITED STATES—Container gardening is overrated. The endemic soil here is not so bad that nothing will grow in it. What is now suburban gardens...

Potted Plants Have Their Place

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UNITED STATES—Pavement serves a purpose in a landscape. So does decking. They are the flooring of the outdoor spaces that are used for outdoor...

Houseplants Might Enjoy Some Weather

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UNITED STATES—They were not always houseplants. They came from somewhere else. Most came from shady tropical forests, which is why they have such big...

Pots And Pans Need Cleaning

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UNITED STATES—This is getting to be cliché. “While they are dormant through winter," plants tolerate all sorts of abuse that would offend them at...

Do Not Forget Potted Plants

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UNITED STATES—Aside from all the seasonal raking and dormant pruning, there is not as much to do in the garden as there was earlier...

Pots Make More Out Of Less

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UNITED STATES — With conservation of water being so important right now, annuals are not a priority. Many of us are trying to use...

Succulents Know Recycling And DIY

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UNITED STATES—There are all sorts of succulent plants, ranging from finely textured small stonecrops to huge suguaro cactus. Because aloes and agaves are succulents,...
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