Posts Tagged: Container Gardening

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Water Restrictions Update

Happy Fall!   We wanted to let everyone know that with the new mandatory water restrictions being implemented by the Albemarle County Service Authority and the City of Charlottesville, we can still water our plants!   For those living in Albemarle County, see statement below:   Plants may only be watered using a watering can or by a...

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Horticultural Trivia

What tree or shrub is virtually extinct?  It has not been seen in the wild since 1790. Answer: Franklinia alatamaha.  Apparently, this tree was discovered on the bank of the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1770 by John Bartram who collected a few for his garden, but this plant has not been seen in the wild since 1790.  According to Michael Dirr, the tree guru mentioned...

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Discover hotpots

We created hotpots, our container garden and rentals division, with a mission to create elegant container gardens customized to your life.  First, we custom pick the plants for your container based on bloom times, color preference, texture and other characteristics.  Next, we help you choose the perfect container from our vast assortment of sizes, colors and...

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Container Gardening

Its spring again and after a long, cold winter, many people are craving some color for their gardens.  The best and quickest way to 'scratch that itch' is with container gardens.  They can be seasonally planted with annuals or perennials, small shrubs and dwarf trees and then augmented with seasonal annuls. Containers can be large with specimen plants or small with...

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Flowers in Unexpected Places

Though most people think of April and May as the showiest times of the year for spring flowers, March can be a very exciting time for plants.  Many trees and shrubs that appear to be still sleeping off the winter are rapidly preparing for the upcoming thaw, and more than a few of them are already in flower!  Red maple (Acer rubrum) is one of our favorite native trees...

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A Time for Everything – A Time to Plant

While the weather can be unpredictable, March is ideal for planting many deciduous and evergreen trees.  You'll still want to wait until late April and early May before planting most perennials and summer annuals. By getting a jump on the approaching warm weather, you will put less stress on your plants before they flush out with their new buds and leaves. ...

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