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How To Plant A Water Wise Container Garden – WGN 9 News

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Shawna Coronado appears on WGN 9 News (Chicago) as a sustainability and greening expert. She plants a conservation oriented container garden and educates on planting perennial gardens with the appropriate water-saving soil. WGN 9 News gave The Casual Gardener Co. permission to utilize this video for demonstrating Shawna Coronado’s expertise on television. This video is uploaded to You Tube with permission. See more of Shawna at www.shawnacoronado.com

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    Planting A “Green” Container Garden – Save Money & Water!

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Shawna Coronado from the www.gardeningnude.com green lifestyle blog shows you how to plant a green and conservation centered flowerpot. Shawna is a green lifestyle and garden expert and the author of a green living book called “Gardening Nude.” See more of Shawna and her tips at http

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      Annual Flowers for Container Gardening

      Thursday, July 14th, 2011

      Annual flowers – a garden trial of annual flowers and award-winning garden author Doug Green’s picks for his own container gardening adventures www.simplegiftsfarm.com If you’re going to use Zinnia in the container garden, pick shorter varieties. I note in the video that some varieties are powdery mildew resistant while others will wither and die by the end of the summer in containers. Similarly, dwarf nicotine Anna is an excellent container plant. It is not fragrant in the dwarf varieties, you need the older taller varieties to get the fragrance. Marigolds and Lantana are excellent in containers for the full, hot sun. Angelonia is being used more and more by container gardening enthusiasts for a full hot sun garden. The old-fashioned petunia in modern incarnations, particularly the Wave series are standard fare for using annual flowers in container gardening. Begonia ‘Angel Wings’ is an older begonia but is the single most heavily–blooming begonia I know of. It is, without a doubt, my favorite of this family for outdoor growing. The rules for using annual flowers in container gardening or the same for any other kind of plant with several exceptions. Yes, you need to water them almost daily. Yes, you need to feed them at least weekly. The major difference however is in the pruning. Annual flowers require a regular weekly pruning to keep them short and bushy. Picking off the spent flowers is necessary on a daily or every second–day basis. My rule of thumb is that when

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        Container Garden Success

        Monday, May 9th, 2011

        UNL Extension Educator John Fech wraps up his series of features on successful container gardening with a few tips about picking out the right plants

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