Container Gardening - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by buddy10
December 13, 1999
Could you please recomend some different varieties of flowers that can be grown in small(1 gal)containers from seed ?
Thanks !

Answer from NGA
December 13, 1999
There are so many choices of flowers and herbs that are suitable for containers that you can have lots of fun trying different combinations. Lavender, basil, thyme, sage, dill, chives, lemon verbena, mint, oregano, rosemary, and parsley can be combined with flowers such as nasturtiums, violas, zinnias, portulaca, scaevola, geraniums, and dahlias.These herbs and flowers need full sun, which means at least 6 hours a day. Choose an all purpose potting soil that contains some humus (not just peat moss) and moisten the soil. If you are using clay pots, soak them in water prior to planting so they don't draw moisture out of the soil.

Here are some good books on container gardening: "Window Boxes: How to Plant and Maintain Beautiful Compact Flower Beds", by Tovah Martin, "The Creative Container Gardener", by Elaine Stevens, "Movable Harvests", by Chuck & Barbara Crandall. Here are a few titles for children: "Big Bugs" by Jerry Booth (lots of fun garden activities, i.e.,worm races, butterfly hibernation station, etc.), "Growing Wild: Inviting Wildlife into Your Yard" by Constance Perenyi, "Talking to Fireflies & Shrinking the Moon" by Edward Duensing.

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