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Gardening has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I love cultivating a beautiful garden to not only look at for my own pleasure, but for my families as well. The act of gardening gives me a huge sense of peace and of satisfaction.
One of the ways I like to find my garden inspiration is through the Gardenieres. The Gardenieres are a group of hand-picked green thumbs led by master gardener, William Moss. They are real-life gardening enthusiasts with real-world experience when it comes to growing, anything. There are different Gardenieres throughout the country who inspiring people in those regions to get out and garden. They are also sharing unique growing challenges for those specific regions and how to overcome them.
One of the Gardenieres I was inspired by was Gina Iliopoulos a Midwest Gardeniere who makes her home in Chicago. Her particular video was on planting in a wire basket and creating a lot of color and interest. She creates two planters, one for sunny plants and one for shady plants. I chose this particular video since I have a lot of in-ground plants but I would like to create some hanging baskets. I like creating some nice color to for the fall weather.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZCbIB6Fh2c]
Sunny Plants: I really liked the plants she chose for the sunny side plants, using Geraniums, some vining plants to hang over the edge, Petunia's, some smaller viners called licorice, some smaller "baby petunia's" and then a Dusty Miller for height. After putting the Geraniums in the wire basket, you want to use some Miracle-Gro Potting Soil, enough to cover the roots and come to the top of the root ball. You will want to make sure you have enough soil to cover appropriately once all of your plants are put into the wire basket. When planting is done, you will then want to use the Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed for watering to give your plants a nice base to start with for leaf and root fertilizing. I love all the different tones of the greens in this basket – it just added a lot of interest.
Shady Plants: Hydrangea, Coleus, shade vine plant called Torenia, some verigated plants, and then some Ivy. Again, you want to use enough potting soil to cover the roots and root ball and water with the Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed after you are done planting. The Miracle-Gro Potting Mix is ideal for all kinds of container or potted plants. Also, it will feed plants for up to 6 months with the Miracle-Gro Continuous Release Plant Food, which is rich in organic materials and helps improve drainage and air flow. This potting mix will help keep your plants nourished through the fall season. The Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed makes feeding easy as since all it requires is watering, which then feeds plants through leaves and roots. This product is good on all flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs.
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