Spring has sprung! If you’re looking for some good container gardening reading on a lazy Sunday, look no farther than this collection of posts…
- 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Garden: If you want to have a happy, healthy container garden that doesn’t leave you penniless, consider these questions.
- Selecting the Perfect Pots for Your Container Garden: Things to think about when it comes to pot materials, color and matching plants to pots.
- 5 Sneaky Tips to Create a Smokin’ Hot Container Garden: Behind the scenes ways to improve how your balcony garden looks or functions.
- Using a Color Wheel to Create a Stunning Balcony Garden: An easy way to pick flower, leaf and pot colors that are guaranteed to look great together.
- A Container Recipe for Bright Shade: An easy 1-2-3 plan for a pot that will be placed in the shade.
- Plant Combination Ideas for Beautiful Container Gardens: Included are plans for a hummingbird garden, apple “orchard,” drought tolerant container and more!
- Calendula & Bacopa Windowbox: Check out this cheery windowbox idea.
- Rose Container Recipes: Two detailed ideas for using roses in a container design and several more ideas to help you incorporate roses into your balcony garden.
- More Plant Combinations: You can never have too many ideas when it comes to which plants look good together!
EDIBLE CONTAINER GARDENING
- Keep Your Mind Out of the Gutter: But it’s okay to garden in one! Check out the plants you can grow in a rain gutter.
- 3 Great Ways to Grow More Vegetables on Your Balcony: A few ideas to make your balcony as efficient as possible.
- Tasty Flowers and How to Eat Them: A good way to kill two birds with one stone is to grow edible flowers. You get to grow pretty flowers and something you can eat all in one plant.
- Easy to Grow Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs: A list of great edible plants with links to information on how to grow them organically.
- Grow Your Own Food So Your Kids Will Eat Healthily: Tips for getting kids involved in growing food in order to entice them into eating the veggies they grow.
BIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES
- Welcoming Wildlife to Your Balcony: A great book about creating backyard and balcony habitats for wildlife.
- Bees Favorite Colors Are Blue and Yellow: Three things to look for in a flower if you’re trying to attract bees.
- Grow Your Own Bird Feeder: This is a great guest post from Janet Luke about growing birdhouse gourds on your balcony.
- DIY Modern Bird Feeder: My brother figured out how to recreate this designer bird feeder.
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Photo by Daryl Mitchell