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Plant Leaves In Clay Planters



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How to create interesting garden containers

If you have a green thumb touch, or maybe not so much here are some tips that may help when it comes to what types of plant materials to pot in your garden containers.  Of course, everyone’s tastes are different and we encourage that, but these tips can work in general ways also.  These tips also work with all types of garden containers.  Clay flowerpots, Clay Planters, Concrete Pottery, Glazed flowerpots, tall, thin and window box pottery.  Make it simple and keep it simple!

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Mix different leaf textures & sizes
Potting green plants in your home and garden pottery or containers is not the most exciting thing to do but if you think about it, they make a wonderful filler for very little financial investment.  If you put your palms, flowers, bulbs or succulents in the center of your planter and fill the border with leaves and greens you will have a much fuller flower pot arrangement without a lot of expense.

Sample:

Lamb’s Ear:  We love these silky soft leaves.   They range from pale yellow to deep emerald green and have a fuzzy softness to them.  These are great when planted in clay planters all alone because they grow fast and provide lots of colors as well as filler.  The leaves have almost a light grey cast to them because of all the fuzz.  Love it!

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Ferns:  Ferns are known for their feathery tapered leaves.  They range in too many colors to list here but they are perfect as filler or as stand-alone.  Each leaf has a natural bend to it so it looks lovely draped on the outside of your clay flowerpots and glazed planters.  Ferns are also perfect for patio or porch hanging terracotta planters.

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Hosta:  These leaves are little paddles that look lovely when mixed with spikey flowers or plants that have height.  A deep green that complements all colors of flowers, even white.  When mixed with other green leaf plants they add a tremendous contrast in color and style to all your clay planters or clay flowerpots.

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So hopefully these few suggestions can spark some inspiration in you and make potting up your home and garden planters, clay flowerpots or clay window box planters easier, more enjoyable and lovely to look at.
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Post Last Updated: 2/5/2020 1:17:59 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 

Around The Garden November






This time of year is fun in the garden because of the bright colors of green and red that you are working with.  You may think it is time to slow down for the winter but you are wrong.  There are still plenty of things you can do to make sure that your garden planters & area will still look lovely but that you can be prepared for next Spring.  Here are a few suggestions.

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Add these bright Viola blooms to containers and flowerbeds to allow roots to become established before colder weather sets in.  Set transplants in a sunny spot in rich well-drained soil  When planting in garden containers and planters, good drainage is very important.  Other flowers you can plant as companions include snapdragons, sweet Williams, calendulas, and sweet alyssums.  Mix in fun things like cabbage, kale or parsley to complement to blooms.  Feed plants with fertilizer.  Simple and easy to do!

Now is the time to divide your perennials.  Whether in pots or the ground, dig up and divide your daisies, irises, hostas and daylilies.  A garden fork is the perfect tool for this.  Set divided plants back into the pots or soil a the original growing depth, water and cover with garden mulch.  All hand tools are perfect for using in potted garden containers.

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With the holidays approaching, fragrant paper white bulbs are favorites this time of year.  These easy bulbs are so eager to grow that they don't even need to be planted in soil or a planter.  Select a low profile glazed pot.  It can be round or square even rectangle.  Make sure it has a saucer that fits.

Fill it part way with pebbles and then arrange the bulbs on top of the pebbles.  You may need to add a few more pebbles to add extra support to the bulbs.  Then add water so that it comes up to the base of the bulbs.  The flowers should appear in 3 to 6 weeks.

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Are your trees sharing their leaves with you?  I bet your yard is covered.  Piles of leaves can become we blankets after rains.  You don't want them to smother your grass or land on your potted plants and smother them.  Rake them from your lawn regularly and pick them off the pots.  Gather them and bag them.  They will make great compost next spring and they will add nutrients to your potted soil.

Read more.....  "The secret to bulbs"


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Post Last Updated: 1/2/2017 2:45:59 PM 



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