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Turn Baskets Into Garden Planters



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We love to see baskets used as garden planters.  Any type of container that can be reused, recycled or re-purposed is a plus for us, for you and for the environment.  A basket container adds so much texture, and interest to your porch or patio that it has to be encouraged and implemented.

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If you donít have a favorite basket that you no longer want indoors or if you need to purchase baskets to turn into garden planters, then look no further than a thrift store or garage sale.  Most folks have them already laying around because they make the most wonderful ways to organize all kinds of household items.

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Like with any flowerpot start by thinking about what you want to pot.  Are you into houseplants or colorful flowers.  Do you need a small basket planter for a table-scape or will this stand alone holding a large tree or shrub?  Is the baskets pretty worn looking and could use a touch of color or is the beauty of the rattan lovely in itís natural state?

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Start by painting it or not. Then the most important step is to spray a couple of coats of a protectant clear sealer.  This will help the basket to last longer and is a very inexpensive step to follow.  If you donít want to pot directly into the basket you will need to line it with a garbage bag that is cut to fit.  If the basket pot has a tight weave you can plant directly into it.  Make sure the bag doesnít show at the top.  You want to poke a few drain holes in the bottom of the bag.

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Next add some pea gravel, rocks or pot shards to the bottom.  This helps with the basket planter drainage and to hold the basket down if it gets windy outside.  Follow the rocks with potting mix but only fill about 2/3 full.  Because you will need room for the plants and donít want them all the way to the top of the basket container. 

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Lastly, once the plants are potted, you can add some more soil to cover the roots but donít pack to hard and donít fill the basket to full and you should be good to go.  Display this lovely basket planter on the porch next to the front door, on the patio on a table or anywhere you want some texture, color and beauty.

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Post Last Updated: 10/16/2018 9:34:26 AM 

Potted Ponytail Palms



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Let's pot a Ponytail Palm

Have you ever heard of these wonderful plants?  Even though it's called a ponytail palm it's not really a palm at all but a member of the lily family.  It has an unusual nickname "Elephant Foot Tree" because of it's bulbous base and thin trunk.

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These potted plants are native to the desert so they like direct sunlight.  Place them in large garden containers and make sure they are getting as much direct sunlight as possible.  You don't need deep garden planters since the root systems are very shallow but sometimes a deeper pot looks more uniform and pleasing.

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Since the palm is a deep forest green color you can use any type of container from terracotta to colorful glazed pottery.  A bright and cheerful planter will compliment this palm beautifully.

These potted ponytail palms are drought tolerant and don't like much water.  Never allow water to sit in the bottom of the flowerpot or saucer.  The palm stores water in its big base and doesn't need much water before it may start to rot.  Use a good potting mix with lots of sand in the mix in the garden container.

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Under-watering this potted palm will show up as brown foliage.  Over-watering will show stem or root rot.  If you watch the watering and make sure you have a nice sized planter, your potted ponytail palm will add beauty and interest to your home and garden collection of planters.

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Post Last Updated: 10/15/2018 3:25:50 PM 

Why Plant Bulbs In Fall



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Why should you plant garden bulbs in Fall?

This is a good question. This time of year when everything is starting to slow down when it comes to your garden, landscape and garden pottery.  You should be thinking about cleaning out all your home and garden planters, washing them up and storing them for the winter if they can't handle the freezing temps and cold.

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But, now is also the time you should pot up your garden bulbs for next Spring.  Sounds strange doesn't it?  Well potted bulbs need time in cooler weather conditions for several months in order for them to bloom come Spring.  Basically it's the coldness of winter that encourages the bulbs to bloom.  You can plant them directly into the ground of course but we feel there is nothing more beautiful come Spring then large flowerpots bursting with color and fragrance.  

Garden containers are also the way to go if you live in an areas where animals can get to them for food.  The containers will keep them safe and comfy till they bloom in Spring.

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Potted bulbs like well draining soil or they will rot.  Use our Pot Filler to fill the bottom of your planters.  It will let the excess water drain off, keeps the soil from draining out the hole and provides better air circulation.   A garden planter of bulbs also like 5 hours of sunlight during the growing season so make sure your planters are placed in a nice semi sunny spot.

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Once the days get shorter and cooler you should be shopping the bulb catalogs for the ones you one to plant this next year. You want the soil in your planters to stay cool but not freeze. Leaves are changing color and dropping from trees.  It's a beautiful time of year when nature says FALL is coming.  This is the time to pot up your bulbs.

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Either use existing garden planters or shop ArizonaPottery.com for some new ideas in pottery, pots and yard planters.  We are not going to go into the planting etc of bulbs. This blog is to address the fact that now is the time to start planting.

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Post Last Updated: 10/15/2018 3:20:15 PM 

Containers that say "Welcome"



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Creating any landscape decor is fun and awesome to try.  Doing it with potted plants and flowers is really creative and delightful.  When you look at your front yard landscape do you see it as welcoming and warm or barren and cold?

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With the holidays coming and guests arriving more than normal, now is the time to take a check on the pots you have displayed and start to consider the pottery you need to add.  There is nothing more inviting to your guests than a wonderful display of flowerpots or houseplants.  We know how much you care about the inside of your home, so now is the time to make sure the outside shows the same attention.

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Potted garden containers are really just mini gardens with in a garden.  When placed near the front door entryway or porch it's your way of saying welcome with potted flowers that not only look lovely but smell pleasing.  Select pottery that matches or compliments your exterior.  Maybe you have a large porch with white wicker furniture and lace.  Fill those planters with pinks, lavender and lots of green ferns to compliment and complete the look.

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If you have a walkway that has matching pillars on each side of the entryway this is the time to make sure they are topped with large garden bowls overflowing with colorful flowers and pot toppers.  Maybe you don't have access to a garden hose, then pot them with succulents or cacti, that don't take a lot of care.  Create a elegant and stylish look that is simple yet sensational.

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By adding tons of colored flowers to your garden containers you create a burst of beauty that is always pleasing to the eyes and so welcoming to your guests.  Always add a sweet fragrant plant to welcome your guests with perfume that says.... LOVELY!  If you want to decorate them for the holidays that is fun and creative also.  Fill the pots with gourds and mini pumpkins for fall or evergreens and branches with red berries for Christmas.

Lastly, keep the potted flowers and plants you display cleaned up.  Don't let them die off and clutter up the planters.  Keep them dead headed and new flowers re-potted so that they look lovely all season long.  Nothing says we don't care what you think then garden pottery filled with dead or dying flowers and plants.

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Post Last Updated: 9/19/2018 3:09:04 PM 

Yellow HousePlants???



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Do you have or have you ever had, YELLOW houseplants?

We think it's so vital to bring potted plants inside to decorate your home with. They provide wonderful, healthy benefits and also help clean the indoor air from toxins. However, selecting the plants, choosing the right garden container and keeping the plant healthy are all things you need to work at and consider.

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When looking at your houseplants do you see healthy plants?  Or, do you see brown or yellow leaves.  Are your plants starting to look as though they have developed jaundice?  If so then you may have a mineral deficiency - most likely nitrogen.  Luckily plants, like a human provide telling clues when they need better nutrition.

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Signs of a nitrogen deficiency:  New leaves appear lighter usually a pale green.  The solution:  Add compost or manure both are high in nitrogen.

Mature leaves:  Begin to turn yellow, starting at the base of the plant.  Young leaves turning yellow before older ones may indicate sulfur deficiency.

Stems:  Appear weak and spindly.  Fruit or flowers are delayed and yields are limited.

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All of these mean something is going on that isn't good.  So pay attention and keep your eyes on those indoors potted houseplants.  If you move quickly you can keep them looking healthy and happy longer and faster.

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Post Last Updated: 9/19/2018 1:43:13 PM 



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