Guess Kruschev was right, about burying us from within. This post is my entry into the Pro group writing project.
Its the eleventh hour before the deadline so I appologize for the crap writing.
Fertilizing is just as important as watering for achieving beautiful healthy containers.
There are several types of fertilizers to choose from, including powders, liquids, foliar sprays, manure teas, etc.
To me, containers are an easy way to accessorize and customize my garden with pockets of color and my own creative expression.
Over the years, I’ve had some container successes (I was a 2011 & 2012 Fine Gardening Container Design Finalist) and some not so great, like being a bit too ambitious and planting over 75 containers one year in which I had to succumb to watering daily for months during a drought (what was I thinking! This year, I decided to keep my container count to about 50…still quite a few but alot more manageable.
As a gardener, I’ve always had a passion for designing and planting outdoor containers.
I use liquid fertilizer for my heavy bloomers (like petunias), and for my vegetable, shade loving and foliage containers I use Haven Brand Manure Tea, an organic fertilizer that these plants love. Petunias do not do too well here in the heat of summer, so I use Pentas or Periwinkles.and we should only do so when they feel that it would be good for us to do so.Coudonc, j’ai vraiment une rÃƒÂ©putation d’ÃƒÂ©gocentrique sur ce forum ou quoi?Small planter: Angelonia [email protected] White, Blue lobelia, Fan Flower [email protected], Lobelia ‘Techno Heat Blue’.My ‘Blue Rhapsody’ container garden has to be one of my favorites that I plant every year.