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New Successful Container Gardens Website from University of Illinois Extension

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This extensive website discusses choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics. It also includes special containers including water gardens, hanging baskets, topiaries as well as creating whimsical containers. A special section, Blueprints for Building Containers, shows plans for creating specific containers. The website includes several videos to demonstrate the various techniques and concepts. Take time to visit the site at

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