Container Gardening

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Title / Author Tags Date
13 Creative Ways to Decorate with Mums for the Best Fall Display on Your Block
Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening 9/9/21
19 Colorful Window Box Ideas and Plant Combinations for Sunny Spots
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening 9/1/21
Home Advice How to plant a window box: create a pretty display in five easy steps
Teresa Conway, Gardening etc.
Container Gardening 8/21/21
Out-of-the-Ordinary Containers for Shade
Sarah Partyka, Fine Gardening
Container Gardening 5/24/21
11 Shade-Loving Plants for Containers
Audrey Stallsmith, Bob Vila
Container Gardening, Plant Recommendations, Plant Selection, Shade Gardening 5/18/21
Best plants for hanging baskets: 10 picks for stunning displays up high
Holly Crossley, Karen Darlow, Gardening etc.
Container Gardening 4/25/21
10 Vegetables That Thrive in Pots, No Garden Required
Caroline Mullen, Food52
Container Gardening, Plant Recommendations, Vegetable Gardening 4/22/21
Trees for Pots
My Garden Life
Container Gardening, Trees 4/7/21
Edible Container Gardening for Beginners
Lauren David, AllRecipes
Container Gardening, Edible Gardens 3/17/21
21 tips for creative container gardens that say "autumn"
Garden Design Magazine
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening 10/1/20
18 Deer- and Rabbit-Resistant Plants for Your Container Garden
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening, Plant Selection 7/22/20
19 Ways to Grow Vegetables in Containers That Will Look as Gorgeous as They Taste
Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening 6/30/20
3 Gorgeous Ways to Group Containers Together for a Lush Patio Garden
Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening 6/10/20
Tips for Growing Elephant Ears in Containers
Meghan Shinn, Horticulture Magazine
Container Gardening, Tropical Plants 5/12/20
How to Plant Bulbs in Pots
Gardens Illustrated
Bulbs, Container Gardening 9/1/19
Ten Container Garden Tips for Beginners
Kerry Michaels, The Spruce
Container Gardening 6/26/19
10 Pretty Container Gardens in Pastel Hues
Lauren Dunec Hoang, Houzz
Container Gardening 4/13/19
Window Box Planting Ideas for 4 Seasons of Interest
Lauren Dunec Hoang, Houzz
Container Gardening 4/2/19
Best Vegetables to Grow in Pots
Philip Schmidt, Hunker
Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening 3/11/19
How to Make Your Own Potting Mix
Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening, Soil 6/9/15
10 Plants for Year-round Containers
Muffin Evander, Fine Gardening
Container Gardening 5/15/06
Best Shrubs for Containers
Karen Chapman, Better Homes & Gardens
Animals, Container Gardening, Shrubs
Growing Mums In Containers: How To Grow Mums In Pots
Liz Baessler, Gardening Know How
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening
Feed me Seymour: Your Guide to Feeding Annuals
Proven Winners
Container Gardening, Fertilizing
Plants for a Wow-Worthy Container
Anthony Tesselaar, Fine Gardening
Container Gardening

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Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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