Top 10 Tall Plants for Stunning Containers

09/06/2023 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Tall potted plants can turn ordinary container gardens into works of art. They add height, variety, and a little drama to mixed containers. But grouping plants in containers takes a finesse. The general formula…

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Time for Evergreen-Style Containers

10/18/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I have been dressing up our tired, overgrown outdoor pots.  Their plants had stopped blooming weeks ago, were badly overgrown and in need of haircuts.  In just a half day of gardening…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardening

07/14/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Before you plant a container garden, there are only four things you need: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple.  Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping…

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Picture Perfect Pottery Gardens

08/19/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Picking the perfect pot: Container gardens can add a creative punch of color, elegance, and/or drama to your landscape. As with statuary and garden art, container gardens are the accent pieces in our gardens.…

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