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What is vertical gardening?  I am sure by now you have all heard of vertical gardening and maybe wondering what that could possibly mean.  Well, it's as simple as growing plants vertical, or upside down in a planter or container, instead of growing them side by side.
 
You can pretty much grow anything you want in a vertical garden.  Herbs, flowers, fruits and most vegetables all work with great success.  Why would you want to try this type of planting method? Well, if you live in a small house or apartment where there isn't much space to spread out.  Maybe you have a small patio on a deck where you would like to try your hand.f

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Container Gardening for Food!

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Have you ever thought about growing your own food in garden planters?  Well don't be afraid because it's easy to do and tons of fun.  Here are a few tips to help!
 
 453-Carrots-In-PotsWe know, we know, everyone thinks gardening is very difficult to do and takes tons of time, but we are here to tell you that it's simply not true.  Nothing comes without a bit of effort but what you reap from growing your own food in planter pottery will far out weigh the time and effort you have to invest.  Think of it this way.  How much money do you spend at the grocery store?  Do you know where the food is coming from and what maybe in the soil that the food was grown in?  This is a major concern for fruits and vegetables grown in other countries.  Who has handled your food and what kind of pesticides were used!  All good questions!
 
So, we have you convenienced at this point!  Good Deal!!!  Now you are asking yourself, Why should I plant in pottery?  Good question!   Well, we are hear to tell you there are many advantages to using a container to plant into instead of planting directly into the ground.  First and foremost it's easier.  Isn't that what everyone wants to hear?  Well, in this case it's true.  Everyone young and old, fit or not so fit, handicapped or healthy can plant in containers.  If you live in an apartment or high rise, houseboat or beach house, small house or large home, everyone can plant into a garden container.
 
Maybe you have a home with tons of shade or a patio that only gets sun certain times of the day.  You can move your garden pottery around easily with a pot lifter or a pot caddy.  You get to pick the potting soil to make sure that what you plant will be success.  If you have a small space you want to decorate instead of a huge patio than containers are the way to go.  So, here are the basic tips.
 
1.  Drain holes are best for plants.  Use a saucer if you need too.
2.  Make sure the pot is large enough to handle the plants root system you will be growing.
3.  Do you want terracotta clay because it breathes and is best for plants or concrete planters for durability?
4.  Lastly, have fun and select the look, colors, finishes that best meet your needs.
 
Container gardening is fun, and with a few small considerations you will have a great time for a little effort and price!
 
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Fairy Gardens and Fun!

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Everyone loves secrets!  Wouldn't it be exciting to create a Fairy Garden that is full of tiny secrets?  Here are a few suggestions.
 
 451-Fiary-GardensTake a shallow garden pot, like a low bowl or a low cylinder dish and use that as the base for the Fairy Garden.  Make it as large or as small as you like.  We have even seen the top of a birdbath turned into a lovely display.  Filling the base with soil, is the easy part.  Just make sure you use a good potting soil and not garden dirt.  It's better if the container has a drain hole but not totally necessary.
 
Now comes the fun part.  You can place a layer of green moss around the 448-Fairy-Garden top of the soil to create a soft cushion for all the "Fairies" to lay on.  Then start adding the fun stuff.  We have seen minature doll house chairs, clay pots turned upside down for furniture.  Colorful glass marbles and decorative rocks.  Plant mini greenery and small brightly colored flowers.  Create a mystical and magical place for your fairies to come to.  The possibilities are truly endless when creating something so innocent and sweet!
 
Children of all ages love these types of garden/pottery projects.  Hide the container in a secret place in the yard or garden.  Place it on the patio or outside a kitchen window where you can watch for the fairies to land.  Create a playful place for kids to go to and dream about.  Be sure to take photos to preserve these types of memories.
 
Arizona Pottery is here to help made those magical moments happen.  Shop our website and find the perfect piece of pottery for the base of your Fairy garden!
 
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Post Last Updated: 10/9/2014 12:07:03 PM 
 
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Gardening & Grandkids - Nothing Better!

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Gardening with lovely pottery and wonderful children make a richly rewarding and fun experience.  The bonding between generations is so educational and loving!  The older generation can pass along all their gardening experiences and knowledge.  That bonding time is vital to a young persons growth.  All kids love to play in the dirt and with flower pots that they can fill up!
Take them to a nursery or garden center where they can walk around and look at all the plants, containers, and accessories.  They them help to decide on what to plant and what to plant it in. It's the process that matters not the choices!
 
 445-Grandkids-In-The-GardenIf your Grandkids aren't use to potting up a garden, don't be surprised.  You just need to expose them to all the wonderful things that are involved in this process and they will respond.  Most kids have internet experience so get them involved in looking for planters & plants on line.  Let them pick items based on colors and have them touch the plants so they can choose based on feel.
 
For the children who don't mind bugs, be sure and talk abour the bugs who 446---Kids-In-The-Garden are beneficial like butterflies, ladybugs, and bees.  Tell them about the ones that are harmful like aphids and worms.  Some kids like bugs but other not so much so be sensitive to their personal issues.  If you really want to make the process extra special, spring for a small statue or gnome.  How about wind chimes and potted garden stakes.  There are also small kids sized tools that are presious and come with a tote to haul them with.
 
Plan ahead, select some of the items mentioned above and have fun!
 
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Post Last Updated: 10/9/2014 11:16:27 AM 
 
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What is your garden style?

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Choosing from tons of plant materials and containers can be confusing.  Sometimes you don't know where to begin.  Well here are a few tips that we hope will help.
 
 158-White-PlantersFirst try to figure out what your style of decorating is.  Are you into colorful planters with wild patterns and bold pigments?  You love to plant green in them and have the focus be the container and not the plants.  Or, do you like all white containers?  This way you can plant all the colorful flowers you like and change it up from season to season.  One season go all pink and the next season you plant all colors of the rainbow.  All of these combinations work in a white garden planter or container.
 
 159-Black-Clay-PlanterDo you like a traditional look where topiary trees are potted or do you go for something a bit more playful like a bright pot with grass shooting up out of it creating a wild look.  Do you like mixing plants in pots or are you prone to one plant style per container?  How about smell?  Maybe you don't like a lot of fragrance or does the smell of something sweet drifting on the air excite you?  Some prefer to group many pots together and others like a simple bold statement!
 
By answering these questions will help you to get started and make some decisions before you spend a ton of money on something you are not happy with.  Everyone has different tastes and not one is better than another.  Discover what moves you and go with that.  There is nothing more satistying then sitting out on your patio, drinking a glass of tea, and admiring the decorative pottery you have surrounding you.
 
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9/30/2014 11:09:37 AM 
Arizona Pottery 9/30/2014 11:09:37 AM 
Julie, can't say we know but a great question to try on google. Good luck and let us know what you found out!

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julie 9/30/2014 12:04:41 AM 
Do antique roses do equally as well in a deciduos summer shade location?

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