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Extend the Beauty: How to Keep Your Planter Blooming into Fall

by Teknor Apex Aug 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Gardening enthusiasts love the sight of beautiful flowering planters on their patios or balconies. But as autumn approaches, the blooming period of most plants comes to an end. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to give up on your beloved planters. With some simple tricks and a little extra care, you can extend the blooming season of your planter and keep it looking beautiful into the fall.

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Topics: Lawncare, House Plants, Flower Gardening

Thrill, Spill and Fill! How to make beautiful planters.

by Teknor Apex Jun 4, 2023 6:16:49 PM

Looking to add some life and color to your garden or patio? Planters are a great way to showcase your creativity and love for plants. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, a well-designed planter can make a big impact on your outdoor space. In this post, we'll show you how to create beautiful planters using the "thrill, spill and fill" technique. This simple approach involves selecting the right plants for each section of the planter, resulting in a visually striking display. Let's get started!

The first step in making a beautiful planter is to select the right plants. For the "thrill" section, choose a tall, statement-making plant that will serve as the centerpiece. This could be something like a fern, grass or even a small tree. Place it in the center of the planter and make sure it's planted at the same level as the other plants.

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Topics: Landscaping, Water Gardening, House Plants, Flower Gardening

You Grew Gorgeous Perennials – Now Follow these Flower Arrangement Tips

by Teknor Apex Aug 2, 2018 3:46:11 PM


A Bouquet of Homegrown Beauty Is The Gardener’s Sweetest Reward.


All the planting, pruning and pampering has led to your perennials in their full glory! So pat yourself on the back, grab some shears and reap what you have grown.


Some of the most popular cutting perennials include lilies, phlox, irises, peonies, aster – the list is boundless. Plant a few showstoppers, like peonies and calla lilies, that deliver dramatic impact as the centerpiece for even a small bouquet. The golden rule when it comes to selecting flowers to cut is, plant what you love.

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Topics: House Plants, Flower Gardening

Air Plant Terrarium DIY: Create a Beautiful Miniature Garden in Glass

by Teknor Apex May 21, 2018 9:05:44 AM

The Small-But-Mighty Terrarium Is Easy To Create, Care For and Love.


Picture one basking in the sun on your windowsill. Or bringing a dollop of nature to your desktop. Or ranking as the most interesting object on your coffee table. The small-but-mighty terrarium is an enclosed garden, planted in a transparent container, usually featuring succulents, air plants or mini-cacti. But when it comes to creativity? Oh, the places you’ll go!

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Topics: House Plants

Fresh Herbs Win - Every Thyme! How to Care for Potted Herbs

by Teknor Apex Jan 8, 2018 4:14:52 PM


From Oregano in October, to Mint in March, Indoor Herb Gardening Is Every Cook’s Secret Ingredient


Rosemary, cilantro, dill, lemongrass, chives, basil, parsley. Don’t you agree, these magnificent herbs make any dish better? And picking a fresh sprig is way better than opening a jar? So do we! Here some tips for how to care for potted herbs.


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Topics: House Plants, Container Gardening

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