Grow cacti and succulents in bottles (Tine Dau)

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BOTTLE GARDENING WITH CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

By Tine Dau (Sombreffe, Belgium)

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TYPES OF CONTAINERS FOR MY APARTMENT (Lynn Niles)

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INDOOR CONTAINER GARDENING

A message from Lynn Niles (Helena, Montana, USA)

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IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING ! (Jay JACKSON)

THE FINCAS BUENAS PROJECT IN GUATEMALA

http://desertification.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-fincas-buenas-project-in-guatemala-its-only-the-beginning-jay-jackson/

Posted in bottle gardens, Desertification, food / food security

Photos of container types (Google / Houzz)

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http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/12702047/list/pot-and-container-planting-ideas

Pot and container planting ideas

by kaliweber

Different types of containers (photos)

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Mild climates : frost-sensitive plants outdoors for most of winter (Google / About.com)

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http://containergardening.about.com/od/containergardening101/fl/Container-Gardening-In-Mild-Climates.htm

Container Gardening In Mild Climates

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There is of course, a huge difference between the Mediterranean conditions of coastal Southern California, the cool temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, the subtropical exuberance of South Florida and the glorious fall colors of the Carolinas and Georgia, but one thing that gardeners in every one of these diverse climates do have in common is a relatively mild climate that allows for gardening year-round. This is huge. Just to put it in perspective, the state of New York has four climate zones packed within its boundaries but gardeners from Long Island all the way to the Canadian border all have to worry about bringing their tender plants indoors over winter.

In the milder climates of USDA zones 8-11, it’s possible to leave your frost-sensitive plants outdoors for most of winter, only bringing them indoors when a frost or freeze is expected.

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A container garden in your garden (Google / Mymotherlode)

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http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/2336505/Gardening-within-a-Garden.html

Gardening within a Garden

A small garden within a larger garden offers a creative opportunity for novices and seasoned gardeners alike. You may be lulled out of the winter doldrums if you have a small container garden close to the house where you can work on colder days. A small garden also lends interest to your landscaped yard by creating a focal point. Add a personal touch by selecting a theme that is unique, artistic or fun.

Small containers can be arranged in ways that you may have seen in a book, magazine or someone else’s house. In order to save money, try to find existing containers in your yard or house, or go to yard sales and thrift stores. Maybe you have always wanted a Tuscan landscape but you live in the snow. Use old tomato sauce cans, coffee cans or olive oil containers to plant herbs, or other plants and arrange them in an artistic arrangement on a deck.

Placing containers of plants in an already existing garden adds some interest. Use them to jazz up a tired garden at the end of summer or spruce up a brown space as winter comes to an end. Work with colors and textures of plants to go with the container or planting area. Slow-growing conifers, for instance, provide structure and texture to small gardens. An example, juniperus horizontalis ‘Mother Lode’, has golden foliage from spring through fall, turning rich shades of amber and bronze for winter.

Try some unusual combinations of plants in a variety of containers and stack them.

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Container gardening on pallets a success (Willem Van Cotthem)

Please find some photos of successes booked in my new experimental garden : containers on pallets.

General view on my experimental pallet garden (Photo WVC)

General view on my experimental pallet garden (Photo WVC)

 

Pots and buckets on pallets to avoid contact with the soil (bugs, infections, ...).  Cherry tomatoes in pots. Zucchinis in buckets. (Photo WVC)

Pots and buckets on pallets to avoid contact with the soil (bugs, infections, …). Cherry tomatoes in pots. Zucchinis in buckets. (Photo WVC)

Zucchini flowers and fruit in bucket (Photo WVC)

Zucchini flowers and fruit in bucket (Photo WVC)

Cherry tomatoes in pots (Photo WVC)

Cherry tomatoes in pots (Photo WVC)

Zucchinis, tomatoes and bell peppers in buckets and pots (Photo WVC)

Zucchinis, tomatoes and bell peppers in buckets and pots (Photo WVC)

Flowering squash (Photo WVC)

Flowering squash (Photo WVC)

Fruiting tomatoes and bell peppers (flowering) - (Photo WVC)

Fruiting tomatoes and bell peppers (flowering) – (Photo WVC)

Zucchinis in icecream pot (Photo WVC)

Zucchinis in ice cream pot (Photo WVC)

TO BE CONTINUED

 

 

 

 

 

 

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