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Gallery of Container Garden Pictures

Trader Joes Bag with Petunias

Anyone can make a great container garden. From simple to elaborate, the possibilities are limitless. Looking at pictures is a great way to get ideas for plant combinations, color schemes and interesting containers.

Container Gardening Spotlight10

Topdressing Your Container Garden

Monday April 21, 2014
container gardening picture of pot with stones
River Stones
Photo © Kerry Michaels

There are some great tricks for giving a container garden a finished look. You can cover any soil that is showing with smooth, river stones, pea gravel, shells, or different types of moss.

One of my favorites is Spanish moss, which is a lovely grayish green. Spanish moss is also a great way to make your container garden appear full, if it is looking a little sparse, or until it has grown in.


Infusing Vodka with Container Garden Herbs

Friday April 18, 2014

Infusing Vodka

Photograph © Nicky Fabbrini

It's never too early to think about summer drinks. The wonderful and talented Nicky Fabbrini, of the aptly named website, Dirt and Martinis, has done a great guest post on how to infuse vodka with herbs.

Make sure you read all the way to the end because she has included a fabulous summer drink recipe for Rosemary Infused Vodka and Tonic.

How To Infuse Vodka with Herbs

You have got to love a woman whose motto is: "Eat. Drink. Play in the Dirt."

Egg Container Gardens

Monday April 14, 2014

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Egg Gardens

Photo © Kerry Michaels

It is not too late to get some egg planters ready for Easter and if you hurry. The violas in eggshells, you can do right up until the day. The grass planters take a little more time.

Here are the links for how tos:

How to Make Grass Eggs

How to Make Flowering Eggs

Egg Idea Photos

 

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Photograph © Kerry Michaels

Sometimes It's the Little Things

Friday April 11, 2014

Photo of garden twine

Nutscene Garden Twine

Photo © Kerry Michaels

I am a chronic loser of things, especially tools and gardening gear. I put stuff down and poof, it's gone. It doesn't help that I'm completely destractible and tend to flit around, rather than buckling down to any one thing, leaving a trail of tools in my wake. I have discovered that if I nail something to the wall, so that I can't remove it, I don't lose it as easily.

I took my can of twine, an essential in the garden and nailed it up in my garage and now I always know where it is.

I saw one of my favorite local stores, k. colette in Portland, Maine, is having a sale on Nutscene.

I also love where the name Nutscene came from.  According to their website...

"The name 'Nutscene' is derived from our renowned Greentwist™ twine, which when tied around a plant cannot be seen, thus 'not seen'."

Nutscene Website

You can also buy Nutscene without the can from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

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