As the weather gets warmer and spring starts to touch all over the country, our thoughts turn to gardening. Starting seeds indoors gives a jump start on the spring season planting.
You can banish the memory of a single geranium in a pot on the front porch! Today’s containers are overflowing with annuals, perennials, edibles, succulents and more! Container gardening continues to soar in popularity. It’s ideal for balconies, windowsills, patios and decks as well as it can add unique combination plantings throughout the landscape.
I first fell for azaleas watching the Masters Golf Tournament every April. The landscaped areas of Augusta National in Georgia are overflowing with exquisite azaleas that pop on camera and in person. Sure, Augusta has professionals tending their azaleas but home gardeners can get the look with repeat super bloomer azalea varieties - Always Azaleas™ in Smart & Stylish Shrubs™ from the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.
Proper watering is as essential as adequate sunlight and fertilizer for plants to thrive, so always quench their thirst. Water plants slowly and evenly until water runs out the bottom of the pot or container or until the soil is soaked but not saturated around a bedding plant. Allow the soil the dry out a bit before re-watering.