Help with ContainerScape Planning & Creation


Help with ContainerScape Planning & Creation
  • Posted March 10, 2015

Whether you just need to know the basics or want tips on design and specialized plantings, we have an abundance of articles here in our ContainerScaping section to help you out. Here are a dozen of our favorites to get the potting up started.

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Unconventional Garden Vessels

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Beautiful Edibles for Small Spaces

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A Garden To Have and To Hold

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Fragrant Plants for Small Spaces

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Dawn Sherwood
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Dawn Ochsner is a landscape designer and garden writer.


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