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Perfect Potted Trees



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Perfect Potted Trees

If you live in an apartment, condo, penthouse or tiny home and the thought of having large potted trees seems impossible then think again!  A tree in a garden pot is a great way to add color, life, and beauty to patio or porch areas where there are no trees around.  Maybe you want a bit of privacy or protection, then trees in flowerpots are the solution.

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You may think that a tree is a garden planter needs a lot of space to grow.  Well not necessarily!  Many come in pygmy sizes or can adjust its growth based on the size of pot that you choose to plant it in.  When it comes to selecting a garden container the one thing all trees need is good drainage.  If you find an outdoor pot that doesnít have a drain hole then one can be drilled.

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Garden containers come in so many different varieties that it will be a tough choice to make.  For health reason clay or terracotta is always the best and safest because it breathes and is healthiest for any trees root system.  But if you need a pop of color, try a colorful hand glazed planter.   They are colorful, high shine and large enough to hold a tree.

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Other options for tree containers could be Talavera which is ethic and bold bright colors, concrete when you donít want to have to re-pot in a few years and need durability or if weight is an issue then you must go with Poly Resin. This is a lightweight product that comes in 32 colors and huge sizes that are easy to move and relocate.

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Some varieties of trees that pot up well are Dwarf Fig, Olive, Japanese Maple or Bay Trees.  We love dwarf conifers that are trimmed into topiary and stay green all season long without dropping leaves or fruit.  Go to your local nursery or garden center and talk with the staff.  Better yet browse the potted tree section and look at the different varieties and find the one that fits your fancy. Read the tree tag and give it a go if it seems like a good fit.

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The main thing to remember is that it IS possible to have potted trees around your home, patio, balcony or yard and it IS easy to do.  Have fun enjoy the process and your planted tree container will give you many years of enjoyment.


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Post Last Updated: 2/19/2019 2:29:52 PM 

Potted Peach Tree



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At Arizona Pottery we have always loved sharing tips on all the different types of fruits and vegetables you can grow is garden containers.  Today we would like to offer a few tips on potted peaches.

As with any potted fruit tree there are many things to consider.  Whether to buy a bare root tree or a potted tree, the right kind of tree, the pot to plant the tree into, fertilizer and weather conditions etc.  We think you get the idea here.  Since we donít have enough space to cover every thing to consider we thought we would hit a few highlights.

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First, decide what type of peach tree you want.  Remember when looking to pot a tree you need to consider a dwarf style.  These will grow to a height of 6 feet and still produce full size fruit.  This way they wonít outgrow your garden pot and need repotting.

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When selecting a tree we love the lightweight poly resin planters that we sell. They come in huge sizes, 32 colors and are easy to move.  Place the pot you select where you want to keep it.  Fill the bottom of the container with gravel for good drainage.  Then add loamy compost soil half way up the side.  Place the new tree into the planter and fill in with top soil.

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Make sure you place the garden container in a spot that gets full sun with protection from cold winds.  You will need approximately 7 or more hours of sun a day.  We think a potted tree that is started at a local nursery is the easy way to go. Then all you need to do is take it home and repot it into a decorative garden planter that matches your home and landscape décor.

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Lastly, when it comes to taking the best care of your potted peach tree we suggest googling the best way to prune and fertilize the tree.  There is no point in making this kind of investment of time and money if you donít take care of all the little details. 

How many folks do you know that have a potted peach tree in their yard or patio area?  Well you can be the first by following the above easy directions.

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Post Last Updated: 10/24/2018 12:35:49 PM 

Let's Talk Citrus in Pots



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Growing a citrus tree in a flowerpot is nothing new.  Gardeners have been doing this for many years.  The attractive and edible fruit make these very popular and wanted by most folks whether they have a home or apartment.  With a sunny window and a bit of space anyone can grow fruit in a garden planter.

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Of course we feel the most important place to start is choosing the correct garden container.  We recommend terracotta of course.  Most terracotta breathes and is very healthy for a plants roots.  It also drains well so it's a healthy choice for moisture control in the soil of pots.  If you decided to use a different type of garden planter that doesn't dry out then you may incur issues.  A citrus trees roots like to dry out between watering's and do not like to sit in moist soil.

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When it comes to the size of the pot believe it or not a citrus plant does not like to be in a huge oversized pot.  They really don't mind being root bound in a planter which we normally don't recommend and this is because they like it and tend to remain healthy.  When selecting a potting mix they aren't fussy.  Just make sure it's well draining  and includes some limestone.

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Most plants but especially citrus require lots of light so place the potted plants in a sunny window or outdoor area.  Bring the planters outside when the weather reaches a 60 degree temp on a regular basis.  Place them in full sun for at least half a day.

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When it comes to maintaining the potted citrus plants water with a light hand.  Do not over water and make sure that the planter drains well after each watering.  It's ok to wait until the plant shows a little wilting even.  When it comes to fertilizing a regular program is the best.  So feed the potted plant when it is actively growing and stop during winter.

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Also when it comes to pruning try to prune only when necessary.  Even if the plant starts to look unsightly hold off until after the first fruit is picked.  In general most potted citrus plants like to be left alone so try your best not to interfere.  And lastly, pick fruit when ripened.  Or if you prefer just leave it alone for a decorative look and wonderful fragrance.  This way they make wonderful houseplants!

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Post Last Updated: 3/13/2018 8:34:24 AM 

Potted Pomegranate Trees



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We love the see the different fruits and veggies that can be grown in garden containers.  This post is about a potted Pomegranate tree.  They are easy to grow, cold hardy and beautiful along with tasty.  Check it out.

Why do we say growing a potted pomegranate tree is easy. Well they have shallow roots compared to other fruit trees and that makes them easy to pot in a garden planter.  Each plant has lovely green leaves and delicate bell shaped flowers that are stunning in a bold bright red color.  When they bear fruit they look like large red apples with a hard shell that hide the juicy sweet seeds inside that are edible.

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So here are a few tips that should encourage you give this lovely plant a chance.  Choose a sunny location.  The more sun this plant receives the better your chances are of bearing fruit.  If for some reason you can only place the pot in a partial shade location it will still bloom but have less fruit.

Soil for potted pomegranate trees should be loamy and loose.  Make sure to use a potting soil for fruit trees for the best results.  During the growing period the water requirement is medium to high.  So we recommend watering regularly and deeply.  Of course don't water log it.

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It is best to fertilize regularly to help it achieve the best growing and blooming results.  Pruning will be necessary to encourage flowering and fruit so remove weak, or dead branches.  You shouldn't have an issue with disease but if you do treat it right away.

The last thing to consider is repotting.  If your pomegranate tree becomes root bound wait till there are no flowers or fruit on the tree and move it into a larger planter.  If moving it into the garage during winter is your plan then consider using a light weight poly resin garden planter.  Otherwise concrete, terra cotta, ceramic or fiberglass planters will work.  Just make sure the tree's roots always have some room to grow.

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Well hope these tips help.  If you would like to share your experience we would love to hear from you.  Good Luck!

 
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Post Last Updated: 9/27/2017 10:07:43 AM 

Potted Palms



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When you vacation do you go to the tropics?  Do you love the look and feel of a tropical location?  Well how about potting up some palms to use indoors or outdoors at your own home!  We know it sounds like it would be difficult especially if you live in a location that is not known for having a sunny location, but trust us if you follow a few simple steps even you can duplicate that tropical feel at home.

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There are a  lot of varieties of palms that are sold as houseplants in most home and garden center.  You should be able to find what you are looking for.  Basically they make great houseplants and can stand a bit of neglect but of course will grow their best if treated properly. Potted palms can last many years so make sure you get the style you desire to get the affect you require.  And, remember that potted palms get large so plan on moving it outside during the summer months to enjoy on your patio.

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All palms basically require the same things.   Water, sun, fertilizer. Potted palms can tolerate being under watered but do best in a moist soil, especially during the summer months.  Allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering and dry out a bit more in the winter.  Be careful not to over water.  That is the number one killer.

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When it comes to sunlight palms can handle low light but prefer indirect light or some shade.  If you put them out during the summer make sure to keep the potted palms in the shade.  Soil should be made for potted palms not garden soil.  It needs to include moss or vermiculite to keep it loose and porous.  We suggest purchasing the soil from a garden center that is meant for a palm.

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A garden planter should be large enough to hold the palm but since they don't like to be re-potted we recommend you get one a bit over sized.  Remember that if they become root bound it is not a bad thing for a potted palm.  Use fertilizer for potted palms and watch out for spider mites on the potted palm is indoors.  Any brown spots you can trim off but this is not harmful to the plant it just looks unsightly.

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A potted palm whether indoors our outdoors requires low maintenance and will last for many years.  Now is the time to create that tropical look and feel that you yearn for and a potted palm is the easiest way to do so.

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Post Last Updated: 7/4/2017 12:57:18 PM 

Grow A Tree In A Pot



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You might think the idea of growing a tree in a garden planter is overwhelming.  Where do you start, how does this work?  All good questions that are easily answered.  Growing a tree in a garden pot is not as difficult as it sounds.  Container trees are an easy way to add size, and color to your garden area, patio or porch.  Don't have a lot of room at your home or living in an apartment and want something besides the flowers you find at a local nursery center, then a potted tree is the solution for you.

Of course the most important place to start is selecting the garden planter.  Any planter no matter what it is made from must have a drain hole. Fill the base with pot filler so that the drain hole remains open and doesn't become clogged with soil.  We recommend a light container since the tree itself will add the weight needed to keep it from blowing down.  The lighter weight containers will make it possible to move it around if necessary.

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Make sure the planter is twice the volume of the tree's roots.  Plant it at the same depth as the nursery pot it was growing in.  Use a good potting mix made for trees.  When it comes to watering, fertilizing and care of the tree refer to the tag that comes with tree from the nursery.

We recommend a few types of trees.  They maybe dwarf varieties or just ones that don't mind being potted and tend to do pretty well.

Japanese Maple - Because of their slow growth rate these do well in containers.  With a smaller root system you can limit the size of the planter needed.  Just don't place the pot in direct sunlight or they will burn.

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Dwarf Fig - These are adorable and if you and if you want it to produce fruit get a self-fertile one.  They like the light so place that pot where it will get 7 hrs of full sunlight.  Yellow leaves mean to much sun not over watering.

Olive Tree - These types of trees love pots and lots of sun.  They have a long life so make sure you place the planter in a spot you really like. Once it grows you won't want to have to move it.  If you live in cold then bring it indoors or at least the garage for protections.

Bay Tree - These are really pretty with bright flowers, berries and lush leaves.  They make great topiary trees and love being potted.  Lets the pots soil dry out a bit between waterings.

So, find a large pot that you truly love, take a trip to the nursery and get a nice healthy potted tree and come home and create a look you thought you could never have.

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Post Last Updated: 6/28/2017 8:33:51 AM 

Potted Madagascar Dragon Tree




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With it's long name and unusual look the Madagascar Dragon Tree is super easy to care for, uses little light and water and can take a bit of abuse.  We would love you to pot one up and see how happy it will make you.

The Madagascar Dragon Tree looks like a palm tree.  With it's long narrow leaves that look spiky it looks just like a palm and with the dark green and purple edges it looks lovely and colorful.  These potted trees can grow up to 18" in length along a woody cane base, and they can grow to a average height of 8 feet.

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When selecting a pot for planting, remember that they do well when root bound.  This means you still want to select a planter that meets your decorating needs along with a size that gives your plant some room to grow.  Just remember that you are in no rush to re-pot it once it becomes root bound.

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Dragon trees like partial shade.  Place the pot by a window but if it starts to get a burned look to the leaves it is getting too much light.  If the leaves start to fade in color you are not getting enough light.
Water randomly.  Once dry water it good about 1/2" inch of the pot.   Let it dry out again before watering.  They don't  like cold temps or hot above 80 degree tempts so watch that if possible.

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If potting this tree and placing indoors they will tolerate most indoor temps and humidity.  Misting once in a bit will help.  Nothing special is needed for soil care.   Just use a well draining potting soil.  Make sure your planter has drain holes and add rocks to the bottom of the pot for better drainage.

As we said earlier these are easy and beautiful plants to pot up.  Give it a go and let us know how you did.

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Post Last Updated: 7/12/2017 12:30:39 PM 

Potted Olive Trees



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Have you ever thought about growing an olive tree in your living room?  Well, it's not that difficult.

We have seen lots of different kinds of plants, trees or flowers to grown in garden containers indoors but the Mediterranean look of a olive tree in a terracotta flowerpot can't be beat for beauty.  There are versions that will grow up to 2 feet tall and other more hardy ones that grow to 6 feet tall so make sure you get the size you can use.

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These look stunning when set near a sunny window where it's soft, grey green leaves will flourish.  Make sure you get a planter that is large enough to hold a good size root system and where the roots will not be cramped.  Terracotta is a lovely, earthy look but a brightly colored glazed planter also looks perfect.  You can use poly resin, concrete or sandstone garden planters also.

Olive trees are a symbol of peace and abundance and make a great housewarming gift. If you can't find them at your local nursery or landscape center you will find them online at a mail order source.  You will also find topiary trees that look wonderful when potted and placed indoors.

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Here are a few basics to remember:

The trees need at least 6 hours a day of sunlight in a south facing window.  When the top of the soil feels dry it's time to water thoroughly.  Work a slow release, all purpose fertilizer in the soil monthly during spring and summer months.  Each winter keep the tree in a 40 - 45 degree room for at least 2 months with direct sunlight.   Each spring transfer to a larger planter if necessary and trim the tree to shape it.

That is it.  Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Post Last Updated: 5/3/2017 11:19:03 AM 

Fruit & Berries in Flower Pots



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While growing flowers & veggies in planters can be easy, growing fruit trees & berries take a little more thought.  You will need to become familiar with such things as root stocks, pollination, and climate control.  We discuss all of those items in this blog post.

Growing your own fruit in a garden planter is really fun and rewarding. Nothing tastes better than homegrown fruit picked at peak ripeness. Imagine the pleasure of adding a handful of berries to your morning cereal or making an apple pie with fruit from your potted tree.

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Many types of fruits and berries  adapt nicely to growing in containers. Plant breeders continue to develop compact varieties especially suited to garden pottery, and they have many advantages as well.  Probably the most important point is the mobility that container planted trees provide.  If frost threatens, you can move your fruit trees under cover for some protection.

Before you get started on this fun adventure - you need to learn a few fruit gardening terms and concepts that will keep coming up. Remember how pollen moves from the male part of the flower to the female part, fertilizing it and causing fruit to grow?  Well some fruit trees like Peach have compatible male and female flower parts.  This means if you plant a peach by itself it will produce fruit.

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Other fruits including apple & blueberries produce more quantity if they are cross pollinated.  This means they receive pollen from another variety.  You can still grow one blueberry or apple plant and get some fruit but you will get a lot more if a different variety grows nearby.

The root stock is the below grow portion of the plant.  The scion is above ground.  If grown on their own roots get huge.  Much to big for a container. But, if grown on dwarfing root stocks they are ideal for planters.

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When it comes to selecting planters make sure they are large enough with a drain hole in the bottom. In fact the more holes the better.  You don't want to be re-potting your trees every year.  Terracotta is always best because it breathes and is the best for air circulation around the roots.  However, terracotta is meant to break down over time so it never hurts to go with a glazed or high fired planter.

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Post Last Updated: 2/28/2017 9:38:26 AM 

DIY Christmas Tree Planter



DIY Christmas Tree Stand from Sweet Something Design Blog

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We saw this clever idea on how to make your own Christmas stand using a garden
flowerpot and a few other items.  It's a very natural, almost rustic look that is perfect for most home or patio areas.

Supplies:
20" large terracotta flower pot
Manila rope (3 bags/rolls)
Plastic Utility Bucket
50 lb bag of concrete
Hot Glue Gun
Jig Saw

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Place the pot on the kitchen counter to make it easy to work with.  Of course if you have a work bench or green house they work also. Starting from the bottom of the garden planter, begin gluing on the rope, keeping it nice and tight.  Just glue randomly, every few rows or so. Keep going all the way to the top.

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If you want to possibly use this pot like this then don't put the concrete directly into this pot.  Use the utility bucket instead so you can use this rope covered garden pot for other purposes later.

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Take the bucket and cut the top off it if sticks over the flowerpot opening.  Mix the concrete right into the bucket.  It took a whole bag for this one.  Stick the legless tree with pole right into the mixture. Cure over night.  The add the top pieces of the tree with the branches on them.

It makes an artificial tree look real.  Now you get to trim it.  Good Luck Everyone!

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