Green Circle Growers Blog

Vacation Care for Hanging Baskets, Containers and Houseplants

Green Circle Growers - Friday, July 29, 2011

When you go on vacation, your plants will suffer unless you make arrangements for plant care while you are away from home. In our previous post, we discussed vacation care for outdoor garden plants; but you’ll also need to make vacation arrangements to protect container plantings, hanging baskets and indoor plants. Container-grown plants are far more exposed to the dangerous drying effects of heat and evaporation than garden plants. Constantly bombarded by summer heat on all sides, the soil in containers and hanging baskets dries out quickly. Even in only mildly hot weather, container-grown plants rely on daily watering for the moisture they need to grow and thrive.  ...read more

Plant Choices Make Confetti Containers Pop

Green Circle Growers - Friday, May 27, 2011

There’s a trick floral designers use to create attractive hanging baskets and container plantings. Called thriller-filler-spiller, it’s an easy method for creating pleasing, balanced arrangements that attract attention. ...read more

Overwatering Is Biggest Threat to Indoor Plants

Green Circle Growers - Friday, January 21, 2011

Caring for indoor houseplants requires avid outdoor gardeners to change ingrained habits. Scaling back the urge to water may be the toughest habit to change. During the summer months, gardeners spend pleasant hours watching their plants grow and flower during nearly daily waterings. Gardeners associate copious amounts of water with healthy, vibrant plants. While that is usually true of outdoor flowers, it’s a practice that spells disaster when applied indoors. Compared to their outdoor cousins, indoor plants have meager water requirements. Rather than aiding robust growth, too much water can kill indoor plants. ...read more

How to Choose the Right Pot

Green Circle Growers - Monday, August 03, 2009

Choosing the right pot for your house plant goes beyond the appearance of the pot. The right pot plays an essential role the development and growth of a happy and healthy plant. Above and beyond the appearance of a pot, the most important thing to keep in mind is that plants need good drainage in order to prevent root rot. There are several different kinds of pots available from plastic, ceramic to clay and terracotta.  ...read more