Tag Archives: Container gardening

How to choose a garden planter

There are several things to consider when choosing a garden planter or liner. Continue reading

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Planters for gardening on rootops and balconies

Successful landscaping and gardening on balconies and rooftops with planters has many challenges that residents of terrestrial dwellings don’t share. My goal with this forum is to make the reader/contributor aware of these somewhat complex issues, offer simple straightforward solutions, share resources, and garner constructive input from other interested parties.

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Drainage: Drowning, the #1 Killer of container-grown plants

Water in, water out.  Simple, right? This article is dedicated to those who think it is best to understand the costs and benefits of  advanced drainage system alternatives before installing plants in containers, but it is also appropriate for any container gardeners.  For … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Planting Mix vs. “Dirt”

Using the appropriate planting mix is essential when growing perennials or trees and bushes in large containers where repotting these heavy items with complex root systems is going to be problematic. Getting it right the first time is well worth the effort. Continue reading

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Selecting and planting your Garden Planter Liners

DeepStream’s advice for garden planter liners & planting containers 1st Consideration: Liner shape and drain placement  Tapered shape makes for easy repotting and saves money shipping.  Rugged commercial grade 3/16″ walls from UV-stable, 100% pre-consumer recycled low-density polyethylene will last … Continue reading

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Container Gardening: Spring Conditioning

Perennial plants grown in containers have special needs.  Now that it’s spring here in Miami, I’ve noticed that it’s well past time to repot some of my smaller ornamental plants that I’ve not tended to in about 5 years.  Their … Continue reading

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