20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas...some really really good ideas, though a few might need some tweaking.

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (flowers & vegetables)

Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Here’s a simple way to cut the weight in half, with packing peanuts and improve drainage at the same time.

If you want to give a surprise factor in your home, pick a hydrangea color that is in contrast to your home and place them in a large vase. This would make your visitors immediately focus on the arrangement and sooth their souls.

25 Hydrangea Flower Pot and Planter Arrangements (PHOTOS)

If you want to give a surprise factor in your home, pick a hydrangea color that is in contrast to your home and place them in a large vase. This would make your visitors immediately focus on the arrangement and sooth their souls.

JeffCo Gardener: Saving Soil When Planting Large Planters by Caroline Reardon-- cans in the bottom, then landscape cloth over that. What a clever idea to save soil.

JeffCo Gardener: Saving Soil When Planting Large Planters by Caroline Reardon-- cans in the bottom, then landscape cloth over that. What a clever idea to save soil. can also use milk jugs

Just about any plants, from small trees to vegetables and herbs, can be grown in a container. Here, a sampling of the many options.

The Best Plants for Container Gardening

Clipped Boxwoods Featured in Metal Pots A row of clipped boxwoods create visual interest in tall metal planters, as well as hide fence panels in this small space.

Provide drainage while keeping large pots light:

Good to know for next year Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed.

Old cloth + cement = Flower pots! Can you believe how simple it is? Here is the instructions, but basically you simply take used clothes, soak them in cement water. Then drape them over a stand and let them dry. And lastly, paint them in your favorite color to get your beautiful planting pots...

Hypertufa can be made into Draped Hypertufa. Video

Make cement cloth planters. Approximately a water/cement ratio. Add drainage holes in the planter before it completely hardens to prevent cracking. You may also want to apply a couple coats of cement sealer after the planter is dry.

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