more about: container gardening

“Indoor Plant Decor” — Houseplants With Style

Cold weather bids us to take our gardening indoors lest we freeze our plump, pink cheeks. But as anyone who’s ever received a houseplant will attest, the first question that usually comes to mind isn’t, “How do I grow it?” Instead, it’s, “What do I do with this dang thing?” Well, glorioski, finally there’s a book that shows dozens of easy, […]

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Four Easy Bulb Planters to Make Now

Twenty minutes of work right now can turn into one incredible show next spring. All you need are the right bulbs, the right pots, the right soil, and step-by-step instructions from Grumpy.

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Winners Announced! Happy Readers Overjoyed!

Grumpy truly has the smartest readers of all! Last week, I challenged you to identify this mystery plant and many of you got it right away — lion’s tail or lion’s ear (Leonotis leonurus), blooming right now. What prize did you all win?

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Win This Beautiful Planter!

Every fan of the Grumpy Gardener knows that reading this blog is a reward in itself. Where else can you find such brilliant insights, on-the-mark answers, and snarky attitude on just one page? But now the Grump is set to reward you even more!

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What Do I Do With This Orchid?

Q: I am a teacher and was given a beautiful orchid plant at the end of the school year. It’s a month later, the small purple and white blooms have dropped and I’m left with a green stick. What do I do now? Deb Fort Mill, SC

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Too Late for Lettuce

Q:Hi. I live in a townhome community and I am trying container gardening this summer. I have started lettuce seedlings this spring that will be ready to transplant soon. I know lettuce can be tricky so I started more seeds than I needed and I think all of my seeds grew! I need to thin and transplant the lettuce. Do […]

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Too Late for Lettuce

Q:Hi. I live in a townhome community and I am trying container gardening this summer. I have started lettuce seedlings this spring that will be ready to transplant soon. I know lettuce can be tricky so I started more seeds than I needed and I think all of my seeds grew! I need to thin and transplant the lettuce. Do […]

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