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If you have an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of sun a day during the summer, such as a patio, deck, or small backyard, you can grow Tomatoes in containers. Any pot roughly the size of a six-gallon bucket will work, as long as it has drainage holes in the bottom. Use a good-quality potting mix because soil from the ground won’t drain well and may rot the plants’ roots. Watch as nursery manager Barbara Pierson tips a young Tomato seedling out of its pot and plants it into a large container. She discusses potting mix and amendments, how deep to plant, when to stake, and the best way to find out if your plant needs water. Visit whiteflowerfarm.com to learn more.

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You should always keep a few of the usual supplies near the garden in case of emergency. Learn about flower gardening supplies and get tips with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video clip. Expert: Donna Emery Contact: www.glovernursery.com Bio: Donna Emery has been a certified horticulturist for 20 years, has a two year degree in landscape design, and is a Utah-certified nursery professional. Filmmaker: Michael Burton Series Description: Planting a garden is hardly a passive investment to the aesthetic qualities of your home. Get garden tips and learn about planting and maintenance with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video series.

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If you seek unusual flower pot designs and ideas, check out these tips for combining classic, practical and attractive hangers, pots and ornaments. Learn how to add more fun to your home setting in this free video of gardening tips. Expert: Oscar Carmona Bio: Oscar Carmona owns Healing Grounds Nursery, located in Santa Barbara, California, where he has been involved in sustainable food production for the past 30 years. Filmmaker: Alfredo Rodriguez Series Description: If you feel your green thumb could stand to get a little greener, these useful gardening tips will help you learn how to plant and care for your favorite plants like a real pro. An experienced gardening professional explains and demonstrates in this free video series.



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Giovanna Cloward, owner of Galveston Gardens in Bend, Oregon, teaches how to build a hanging basket full of flowers.

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Flower beds do not have to be elaborate to enjoy fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers. With a raised garden bed, you can customize your garden bed however you want. Building a standard 3’x5′ garden bed with wood is most typical; however, you can use blocks, pavers, stone or even just a pile of soil. For this project you will need 2’x4’s, a 4’x4′ post, a tape measure, pencil and square, dill with bits and screws, a circular saw, work gloves, soil, landscape fabric, a shovel and hoe, a level, a utility knife, sawhorses, soil, a wheelbarrow, a soaker hose and some flower or vegetables. Select a location with plenty of sun where you can have access on both sides. Mark the dimensions of the area you want to have your garden bed, and dig up the sod. Do not dig too deep, but just enough to remove the sod. Check the ground with the level to make sure the base is even. Next, lay the landscaping fabric down and cut to fit. Cut the 2’x4’s and 4’x4’s to length, screw the 2’x4′ to each other, and the 4’x4′ inside each corner to form a box. Set the box in its designated area and make sure it is level. Cut any excess landscaping fabric and add your dirt or compost soil. Next plant your vegetables or flowers by pulling back the dirt. If you wish to add an irrigation system, simply set a hose in between the plants, cover with soil, and set to a timer. To find more helpful hints on water irrigation visit www.Lowes.com Now you have a beautiful raised flower garden for years of enjoyment

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