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Perennials in Smart Pots
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Perennials in Smart Pots

Planting perennials this fall for a spring/summer bloom It may come as a surprise, but some plants don’t mind spending the winter in their Smart Pots. These cold-hardy perennials lie dormant through the chilly winter months and know when to start growing again in spring. Instead of pulling up plants at the end of summer,…

Is your Raised Bed Garden Environmentally Responsive?
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Is your Raised Bed Garden Environmentally Responsive?

That is not a typo. It is not supposed to read Environmentally Responsible, although that could be used to describe Smart Pots with our recycling efforts – manufactured in the USA and using locally sourced, USA materials – but that is not what this is about. This is about Environmentally Responsive. Is your garden Environmentally…

Pay Dirt: Five Tips for Cashing in on the Perfect Potting Mix
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Pay Dirt: Five Tips for Cashing in on the Perfect Potting Mix

Container gardening gives you total control over your plant’s most vital resource… Soil! Here are five tips to help you get the biggest bang for your potting soil buck. 1- Choose a Slow-Release Potting Mix Many potting soil mixes are infused with either a “starter charge” or “slow-release” fertilizer. A starter charge is just that…

Saving Water When It’s Hotter: Six Tips for Creating a Drought Tolerant Garden
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Saving Water When It’s Hotter: Six Tips for Creating a Drought Tolerant Garden

Wherever on this sapphire-blue planet you live, the summer sun can dish out serious punishment. And when scorching heat mixes with low precipitation, it can spell death for your cherished plants. So it’s no surprise that creating drought tolerant gardens is a hot topic across the globe. Lucky for you, we’ve got six tips to…

Berry Delicious Gardening: The Top Six Berry Crops to Grow in Containers
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Berry Delicious Gardening: The Top Six Berry Crops to Grow in Containers

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting your Garden of Eatin’, there are tons of berry varieties that deliver abundant, mouthwatering crops. From tart to tangy to sugary sweet, these six varieties are definitely the way to grow: Strawberries These small perennials taste great with just about anything. Layer them on your favorite ice…

Grow Up with Smart Pots Vertical Gardening
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Grow Up with Smart Pots Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening in Smart Pots Vertical planting in Smart Pots is a simple way to break out of a gardening rut. Growing up is like adding an energetic exclamation point that punctuates patios, breaks up large horizontal landscapes and fills narrow spaces. Not only does vertical growing maximize a garden’s space, it can solve some…

Your Own Garden of Eatin’: Building an Edible Landscape in Five Easy Steps
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Your Own Garden of Eatin’: Building an Edible Landscape in Five Easy Steps

Shrubs, trees, and turf. Throw in an ornamental garden, and you’ve got the typical American yard. There’s no denying the beauty of flowering roses surrounded by emerald grass. But what if you could turn your landscape into a cornucopia of free, mouthwatering food? That’s the idea behind edible landscaping. Let’s look at some garden design…