Plants

How to Grow and Care for Sunflowers in Containers

Container plant sunflower

Intro: Ten-foot giant sunflowers really can be grown in plant containers (even in small 3-gallon nursery pots). These beautiful native American flowers must be planted in full sun, or they can topple over while trying to reach sun. But growing these beauties in your balcony container garden will attract attention from the people in your neighborhood, as well as a lot of wildlife. The sunflower's floret patterns (what eventually turn into seeds) are displayed on the circular flower head in an amazing spiral pattern. This, in addition to making a beautiful flower display, ensures that the most seeds are crammed into the sunflower's flower head as possible.

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How to Grow and Care for the Snapdragon Flower in Containers

Snapdragon flower

Intro: Also known as the dragon flower, snapdragons are small but fragrant flowers that are easy to grow in plant containers. Snapdragon flowers are colorful and dominant, often having so many blooms that the plant's foliage below is hidden. Snapdragon flowers come in many varieties, including dwarf (8 inches tall) to tall ones (3 feet) and in an array of colors, including pastel colors, reds, pinks, yellows and even bicolored flowers. These beautiful flowers can be cut and displayed indoors.

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How to Grow and Care for Coleus in Containers

Coleus Solenostemon

Intro: Coleus is a colorful container plant for shadier balcony gardens. Coleus plant leaves come in shades of red, green, white and yellow. It can be grown underneath other taller container plants, such as a small tree in a container. Although most people grow this plant as an annual, you can bring it into an indoor garden in the winter and keep it pruned to keep it full and bushy.

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How to Grow and Care for the Dianthus Flower in Containers

How to grow the Dianthus flower

Intro: Dianthus flowers are perfect for plant containers and will bring a splash of color to any urban balcony garden. Dianthus flowers come in many colors, either it be a solid white, red, purple, pink and sometimes yellow, or with two colors or marks in the petals. The height of this flower ranges from 6 inches to 3 feet, and there are so many Dianthus varieties that any gardener can find a beautiful Dianthus species to fit his or her balcony garden.

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How to Propagate Pothos

Pothos plant propagate root nodeThe pothos plant is so easy to grow and propagate that even someone with a black thumb can do it. It is a great container plant that can be kept in darker rooms, in offices and even in a shady balcony garden. No matter where you choose to keep your pothos, you can easily propagate it to create more pothos plants.

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