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By Nancy J. Ondra

Simple and foolproof! get pleasure from appealing box plantings without tension or fuss. Container subject matter Gardens bargains forty two plans for box preparations, every one utilizing simply 5 particular vegetation so you might locate at your neighborhood backyard heart. There’s whatever right here for each surroundings and each type, together with a meadow in a field, a pond in a pot, an easy salad backyard, and a mix that might allure hummingbirds. each one plan contains images of what the whole planting will seem like, in addition to a convenient buying checklist so that you comprehend precisely what you need.

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SNOW Y NUTMEG’ GER ANIUM Pelargonium fragrans | one 4-inch pot A LT E R N A T E S : Another 6- to 10-inch-tall, bushy plant with white-variegated foliage and/or white flowers, such as FROST Y KNIGHT sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima ‘Inlbupripr’) or BRE ATHLESS WHITE (‘Balbrewite’) or DIAMOND FROST (‘Inneuphe’) spurge (Euphorbia hypericifolia) A LT E R N A T E S : ‘Harmony White’ or another white impatiens, or another 6- to 12-inch-tall, bushy plant with white flowers, such as SUPERTUNIA WHITE petunia (Petunia ‘Kakegawa S30’), ‘Titan Pure White’ rose periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), or white heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens ‘Alba’) 5 .

Keep up with watering now — it takes a good bit ter-hardy as far north as Zone 4 or 5, but it likely won’t make it there from a fall planting. of moisture to support all those lovely leaves — and fertilize every 10 to 14 days. A weekly grooming will also help to keep the whole collection looking its best. S U N - L O V I N G R E D S . Need reds for sun instead? There are loads of rich red flow- ers to choose from for gorgeous containers. A collection of all-red flowers could be a bit overwhelming, though, so it’s important to include some well-chosen foliage to separate the blooming plants a bit and let the different flowers show off to advantage.

Pick the flowers off wire vine, with tiny, rounded, green leaves that are the impatiens as they start to discolor. Remove the speckled with white, particularly near the shoot tips, finished flower spikes from the flax lily as well, or fills the space around the base of the other plants. leave them for the chance to get berries later in the Wait until nighttime temperatures are at least season. 50°F/10°C before setting these plants outside in their container. Once they are in place, water thoroughly.

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