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We were planting container gardens the other day and got in all sorts of trouble. The issue is that one of our best friends has a ‘perfect’ patio that is full of amazing planters. There are huge tropical plants – there are amazing hanging baskets – there are patio pots full of flowers and veggies and herbs. The garden is great and it is very well taken care of by our buddy and every time we see the garden we want to do the same at home. This mystery friend – we will call him ‘Bob’ (ok that is his real name…..) has such a nice garden that he is frequently on garden tours and is a speaker at the occasional garden event.
So that leads us back to our patio garden. How can we get the ‘Bob’ garden – even if we are not the aforementioned ‘Bob’???
Here are a few of the tricks that are employed by the master himself.
So we are going to listen this summer to the master and get out there with all his tricks.
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One of the questions we get the most this time of year is the ‘annual or perennial’ question. Will this plant grow back next year or is this a one-time bloomer?
The issue used to be simple – annuals bloomed all spring and summer – while perennials only bloomed a few weeks but grew back each year. But much of that has changed with many perennials seeing nice improvements in flower power! More and more people are looking to perennials gardens to provide a lot of colour!