From Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
While many of us think of wooden barrels, terra cotta, plastic or glazed pots as likely containers for plants, just about anything that holds soil can be a container. This includes car tires, old shoes, coffee pots, wheel barrows or old farm wagons. If your style is whimsical, go for whimsical containers. Be sure, however, that your container has a hole in the bottom for drainage. Place it in a sunny location, fill it with soil mix and plant it. A few applications of fertilizer and frequent watering will ensure abundant flowers throughout the summer.
Photograph courtesy of Judy Sedbrook.
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010