If you are looking for a way to grow plants that’s easy on the eyes and the budget, consider container gardening.

  It is a great way to accent plants in your yard, deck, porch or garden. It also makes it possible to garden in small places or urban settings.

Containers are a great to  keep herbs in or near your kitchen.  You can even keep lettuce growing in a pot so it is always accessible when it’s time to make dinner.

Choose containers that have enough space for the plants you plan to put in them.

  There are many websites to visit that give  “recipes” for containers. Or you can visit a garden center and use your own taste to choose plants that look good when you put them together.  Be sure to check heights of plants, sun and watering requirements so that they like the same conditions, then place them where you can enjoy their beauty.

“I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself.  And I find sufficient purpose for my day.”  ~Robert Brault

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Although many of my plants are giving a wonderful dose of color to the garden,

 I can’t help but enjoy a few of my pots that are bursting with color also.  

 

I have had a few casualties due to the heat this summer, but most have not only survived, but also thrived in the heat. 

Container gardening can be very rewarding with many kinds of plants. 

The trick is to choose plants that share similar requirements such as light, water and sunshine, and put them in to quality soil that has very good drainage. 

 Keep them watered, give adequate amounts of sun, fertilize occasionally and they should reward you with wonderful flowers and lush greenery until the end of the summer. 

 Speaking of that, I couldn’t believe I saw mums in the store already, 

I am not quite ready for that, 

 

not yet anyway.

 

~”Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
-   William Shakespeare 

 

 

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