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The Art of One-Pot Gardening Taught by Sunset Magazine

stunning garden pots by sunset magazine

Sunset magazine is a West Coast lifestyle magazine that I enjoyed reading every time I went to California. I love it so much that I became a subscriber a few months ago. The Sunset gardens are open to the public. The gardens are located at their headquarters in Northern California. I marked it down for my next trip to San Francisco since they are less than 1 hour from there. In fact, I like to go to their Celebration Weekend next year.

If you are lucky to live in a warmer climate, it is not too late to get inspired by these grouping of pots. They would make a statement on your front door. Every time you do a grouping, you must repeat elements. You can vary the heights and shape of the pots but it is usually best to keep your containers all in the same color, same finish.

If you wish to learn the art of pot planting, read:

+ Learn how create a wow factor with a triple decker composition.
+ An easy lesson on selecting pots and flowers that harmonize with the rest of your garden
+ Benefits from experience. Sunset tells you which are the 12 dwarf lavenders that they prefer from all the ones they test in their own garden.
+ Explore fall favorite hues. I love these aqua glass containers.

Putting plants in containers can allow you to rotate the plants that you put inside to create seasonal arrangements. If you are new to gardening, watch this 1-minute video that show you how to plant a container.

PHOTO CREDITS:
+ By Thomas J. Story for Sunset magazine

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9 Responses to “The Art of One-Pot Gardening Taught by Sunset Magazine”

  1. Ben v’là aut’chose !. @kimvallee nous apprend à planter du pot, maintenant http://bit.ly/uySsP Même camouflé, c’est culotté! ;)

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  2. I’ve always preferred plants in pots — there’s such a beautiful selection of pots (or you can create them yourself), and the possibilities are endless when it comes to arrangements.

    Being one who gets bored easily, this is the way to go… because I can move pots around and change my world whenever I feel like it.

    Potted Plants Rule!
    :-)

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  8. Living in an apt I don’t have the space for a yard garden, so I rely on window planter gardening for lots of pretty green houseplants.

    I grow marigolds and asters in the summertime, and last year I got into growing a windowsill herb garden. Bought a set of 4 herb pots and started them last fall – it was SO great to have fresh herbs all winter (when the farmers markets were closed), and they kept growing strong this whole year.

    Looking forward to another great holiday season this year with fresh herbs that are established now. Mmmm, my chicken dishes with fresh basil and thyme added are so yummy! I agree, planters are amazing.

    My pots that came with the herb kits are actually made from rice hulls, so eventually (5+ yrs) they will biodegrade so no landfill waste, either! Here the ones I got, but I know there are other herb choices out there – pick your faves! http://www.brightandbold.com/orwihegaki.html

  9. Sarah: Opting for a biodegradable and compostable garden container is a great idea. Nothing beats the taste of freshly picked herbs.