Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.

Plant Seedlings in a Citrus Peel: Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.

Photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flower.

Mixed Container Solutions: This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flower. One of the best I've seen.

Great use for a broken pot!

Love this idea for a succulent garden where it looks like it's spilling out of a pot. Great idea for what to do with a partially broken pot!

flower container ideas - they tell you the flowers in the arrangements

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A = Creeping Jenny, B= Impatiens, C = Swallowtail Coleus: Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus .make sure the Creeping Jenny is potted as it can become invasive.

Moss Graffiti:  Put in blender: one can of cheap beer (or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk), a few handfuls of moss, one teaspoon of sugar.  Paint on wall and mist daily until it grows.

Make Moss Graffiti

How to grow moss letters! Mix yogurt, water and live moss in a blender, then paint onto a wall. Moss will grow in the shape of whatever you painted. Just remember to spritz it with water every once in a while to keep it alive. actually LOVE this idea!

Wine Bottle Tiki torch

How to Make a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big

Escargot Begonia

WANTED: Escargot Begonia - BEAUTIFUL! I always forget about this one. Looks like it gets bigger planted directly into the garden rather than a pot.

Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

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Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter. suttonbend Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter. Blue Lobelia spilling out of the planter.

Chenonceau herb garden - sunken herb garden

herb garden in sunken pots. keeps it nice and organized and keeps the herbs from spreading like crazy.like the sunken pot idea for the front flower bed.

Succulent Plant Balls You Won’t Want to Throw—A DIY on how to make one.

DIY: Succulent Plant Balls - complete instructions - Normally succulents scare me. They're like alien plant species! But this is kind of pretty.

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

Planter DIY Water Resevoir - Use an inverted plastic bottle to irrigate your planters this summer! Keep your container garden happy through long hot days with a hidden water reservoir.

Science - Open up the pumpkin, add a little soil and water, and watch the seeds (which are already inside the pumpkin) grow. // FUN - need to remember this for next year!

Girl Scout friends: The Pumpkin Project. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle.

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