Any gardener knows that dragging a hose around the yard can be a real pain in the neck, particularly when it keeps getting kinked up. It’s also annoying when you have a plant that needs soaking on a regular basis, but you don’t enjoy getting eaten up by mosquitoes in the process. That’s where the Daisy Rain Garden System comes in handy. It connects a series of large pots to your hose so that all you have to is turn on the spigot and let it run for a while. You don’t get eaten alive by bugs and you won’t have to run around your yard with hoses either. Sounds promising, doesn’t it? Read More
I recently noticed that my hardy hibiscus was rapidly outgrowing its container. Like most gardeners, I find keeping my plants in adequately large planters can be a difficult endeavor. You finally think they’re all secure for the season and then one has a random growth spurt. As it turns out, the local garden center had a sale on neon blue plastic containers. I bought two, thinking to use the other for something else. But then inspiration struck. I could set matching containers at either side of my entryway for extra pizzazz. Sort of like a plant version of double mint gum. If you’d like to do the same in your front yard, read on for details for your own porch planters.