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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rplp9-1If you are looking for a way to grow plants that’s easy on the eyes and the budget, consider container gardening.t6320-1

  It is a great way to accent plants in your yard, deck, porch or garden. 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.  Check heights of plants, sun and watering requirements so that they like the same conditions. Place them where you can enjoy their beauty. rp2p3-1

At Garden Shoes Online we carry a line of biodegrable  pots that will degrade in the landfill when you decide to dispose of them.  They can also be placed directly into your garden soil if you decide to put a plant into the garden.  No need to disturb the roots, the pot will disappear over time.  For more information abobiodegrable potsut these bamboo biodegrable pots click on any of the pictures or on this link…Biodegradeable Pots 

 Ups-A-Daisy products are a great way to keep your plants healthy and your pots light so you you don’t break your back moving them.  No more loading rocks in the bottom of a large pot for drainage. Ups a daisy inserted into your pot  makes it drain well so your plants won’t get water- logged when it rains.  The ups- a -daisy is great for indoor or outdoor planters. 

biodegrable potsrp2p3-1rplp9-1If 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. 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.  Check heights of plants, sun and watering requirements so that they like the same conditions. Place them where you can enjoy their beauty. 

At Garden Shoes Online we carry a line of biodegrable  pots that will degrade in the landfill when you decide to dispose of them.  They can also be placed directly into your garden soil if you decide to put a plant into the garden.  No need to disturb the roots, the pot will disappear over time.  For more information about these bamboo biodegrable pots click on any of the pictures or on this link…Biodegradeable Pots t6320-1

 Ups-A-Daisy products are a great way to keep your plants healthy and your pots light so you you don’t break your back moving them.  No more loading rocks in the bottom of a large pot for drainage. Ups a daisy inserted into your pot  makes it drain well so your plants won’t get water- logged when it rains.  The ups- a -daisy is great for indoor or outdoor planters. 

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Thought I would join in the fun for Vintage Thingies Thursdays~ mixing my love of plants and planters with vintage  and whimsey~  you get these really fun planters.  Nothing can make me happier than stopping at a garage sale or skimming ebay and finding one of these types of beauties. froggy planter

 My  sons both think they are “terrifying”.  The two of them get the biggest kick out of making fun of my love of whimsical ceramics.   They just don’t get it.  These are hard to find and not to many people have ones just like them. Not to mention they are a bit on the crazy side.  That’s what makes them great! bunny planter

 They may not like them now, but one day  way way way off in the future when they think back on me, I am sure that these little guys will haunt their memories for a good long time.  kitty planter

Just to get back for all their inside jokes and cross room looks, I may even have to hand them down to future grandchildren just to be sure they linger in my son’s lives for many many years.   Or maybe they will eventually acquire a bit of my good taste.  Who knows?  Anything can happen… Right?duck planter

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.  ~Mrs. C.W. Earle

 

Visit Suzanne at Coloradolady where she hosts

 Vintage Thingies Thursdays [vtt.jpg]and see more fun posts about vintage things.

 thinga mabobTook a drive and saw this on someone’s lawn out in the country.

It certainly got my attention and gave me a laugh. How funny is that?