Hens-and-Chicks photo courtesy Robert Nunnally Your patio offers the ideal place to create a colorful oasis of container plants. Dwarf trees, climbing vines, vibrant flowers and hardy succulents – all can fell equally at home on your patio and create the ultimate garden getaway. Some plants do better in containers than others, though. Knowing […]
In patio gardens, the container’s material affects how you prepare it for planting, watering and winterizing. Regardless of what your plants’ container is made of, the most important feature is adequate drainage. A container plant without drainage allows water to pool, drowning the plant roots. If you find a container that you want to use for your […]
The leaves are really coming down now, and there is definitely a nip in the air. We have been busy raking and shredding the leaves and piling them into the compost bins—an endless chore to say the least.