Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2005
Regional Report


This is Container Gardening
Fellow garden writer and mentor Jim Wilson has put together his tips on container gardening in this colorful CD-ROM called "This is Container Gardening." Jim uses a no-nonsense approach to unearthing the secrets of successful container gardening, wherever you live. You can buy the CD for $19.95 from Interactive Design & Development, Inc. (504-953-2627, or at

Clever Gardening Technique

Controlling the Overpowering Mint
Mint is one aggressive herb in the garden that can become invasive and quickly crowd out other less vigorous plants. Restrict its growth by growing it in a 5-gallon plastic bucket buried in the ground. Cut the bottom of the bucket out for drainage, bury the bucket so that 2 to 3 inches of the rim remain above ground level. Then fill with soil and plant your mint. It will have its own personal space without being a nuisance.


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