How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold! (If So Cal ever gets any winter cold this year).
Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.
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!