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How to force bulbs into bloom in containers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1972 (v.50#10) pg. J18 (182+)

A look at bulbs you can plant in a container and force to bloom indoors in 10 to 12 weeks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 117

Container gardening tips. Suggestions on double cropping, midsummer second crops, vacation watering and a list of plants and materials for a patio garden. Est. cost: $20
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1986 (v.64#5) pg. 121

Container gardens. Advice on plant selection, containers and display. Photos show how to make a moss basket, an herb box and plant a strawberry jar.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1993 (v.71#5) pg. 17

Container gardens. Includes four planting ideas for 16" containers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1994 (v.72#7) pg. 69

Container ideas for container gardens.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 115

Container gardening. A description on planting a large container and suggestions on plant choice for shade, sun, accents and in the garden.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 161

Container plantings for the front door.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1997 (v.75#7) pg. 131

Putting the tropics in a pot. Five design plans for outdoor container gardens.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1998 (v.76#5) pg. 185

How to grow vegetables in containers.
BOYS' LIFE May 1976 (v.66#5) pg. 44

Gardening in 5-gallon plastic buckets in stacked tiers on an apartment balcony or in a window box.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.80#4) pg. 62

How to plant spring-flowering bulbs in outdoor containers.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1993 (v.24#6) pg. 62

Farming in buckets. How to raise as many vegetables in containers as would normally fill a 5-ft. square garden.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 1 1980 (v.93#5) pg. 12

Gardening in small places. Tips for using planters, raised gardens, etc. to grow vegetables in small areas.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 17 1981 (v.94#4) pg. 16

The basics of container gardening, some design ideas and tips on how to reduce watering demands.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 74

Gardening on a crowded lot. Planting boxes, 17" deep, and 6-ft.-tall trellises help create the maximum amount of garden without wasting space. Insert shows how boxes, trellis and a watering wand can be constructed.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 61
Correction FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 4

Tropical trees in tubs. A guide to growing a wide-ranging collection in a limited space. Includes information on five plants for beginners to try.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 60

Tip: A quick way to move a plant to a larger pot.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 6

A better start for container-grown trees. Coating containers with a copper-bearing paint produces root systems that need no pruning. How to adapt techniques used by Ohio State University horticulturists to use in a home environment. Accompanying article describes the use of root-control containers, commonly called grow bags.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 38
Added Info FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 4

Making hypertufa planters from cement, sand and peat moss. These planters resemble old stone sinks and livestock troughs. Also includes information on growing alpine plants and herbs in these containers.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 24
Added Info FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 6

A penthouse garden. Advice from a professonal on layout and plant selection for a rooftop garden. Includes sketch of a modular planter composed of several separate freestanding sections.
FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 28

Tip on keeping outdoor container-grown plants cooler during the summer by placing fast-growing hanging type plants in the same pot to provide shade.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 10

The art of container gardening. Advice on plant and container selection.
FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 31

Tips on using potted plants to keep flower beds looking their best.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 8

Three-season container plantings. Have flowers from early spring to late fall by replanting a container as seasons change.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 71

Hang, stack, trellis. Tips on using pedestals, inverted pots, hanging baskets, etc. to simulate vertical gardening surfaces.
FINE GARDENING #41 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 54

Container gardening. Advice on using pots in the outdoor garden.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 68

Tip recommends limiting western exposure for container garden plants that have large leaves.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 8

Creative plant combinations for great container gardens.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 68

How to combine several plants in a single pot to create eye-catching container gardens.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 76

Maintenance for container gardens.
FINE GARDENING #62 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 68
Correction FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 6
Added Info FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 5

Advice on fertilizing container plants.
FINE GARDENING #63 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 14

A guide to planting containers for all-season interest. Includes lists of evergreen and deciduous plants that are recommended for year-round outdoor containers.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 77

The low-down on planting in shallow containers. Suggestions on plants that will mimic a rock garden.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 78

How to control the growth of potted plants by pruning their roots.
FINE GARDENING #68 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 76

A movable garden. How to experiment with garden design by planting in pots and moving them around.
FINE GARDENING #69 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 44

Pillow gardening. How to raise flowers and vegetables in portable containers using a lightweight soil mixture in a plastic bag. Includes instructions for flowers, vegetables and recipes for making your own soil mixture.
FLOWER & GARDEN May 1979 (v.23#5) pg. 40

Container gardening ideas. Includes a list of 12 favorite plants for colorful pots, urns and boxes, plus 8 more for hanging baskets. Special instructions for handling daffodils.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1982 (v.26#4) pg. 44

Tips on the planting and care of container-grown plants for balcony or patio.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1988 (v.32#2) pg. 8

Ideas for gardening containers.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 11

Rooftop gardening. Advice on dealing with the microclimate and landscape design.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 36

Beyond the clay pot. Some unusual containers to enliven outdoor living areas and guidelines for container gardening.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 40

Ideas on container gardening with herbs, vegetables and flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1998 (v.42#3) pg. 24

Flower and herb planting kit. Includes painted clay pot and saucer, bag of potting soil and packet of seeds.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] Jan-Feb 1998 (v.42#1) pg. 14

Small containers, big impact. Container gardening offers an exciting world of possibilities at low cost. Advice on designing a container, planting a container, maintenance, etc.
GARDEN GATE #3 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 14

Tip describes how to overwinter container plants in a compost pile.
GARDEN GATE #12 Dec 1996 pg. 6

Three container garden plans. (1) Three plant varieties to combine in an urn. (2) A six-variety planting for an urn. (3) A seven-herb selection for a rectangular planter.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 41

Advice on using water-absorbing granules for container plants.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 38

Container designs. The benefits of container gardening and advice on the types of pots to use. Photos show how to fill a plant container. Twelve container plantings described.
GARDEN GATE #27 Jun 1999 pg. 26

High-rise horticulture. Tips on growing vegetables in containers on a balcony or rooftop.
HARROWSMITH #20 Jul 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 54

Ring culture. A variation of hydroponics suited to container-growing of vegetables at home. Some tips.
HARROWSMITH #74 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 20

Winners of the best containers and container gardens. Plans for the best containers include a mallard duck with slat sides and box containers (36"x18"x36" high) connected with benches.
HARROWSMITH #82 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 69

Gardening in a pot. Raising mixed plantings in containers. Looks at choosing containers, soil preparation, maintenance, plant selection and design.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1990 (v.2#3) pg. 53

Low-priced gardening projects. Includes vertical gardening in cylindrical baskets made from wire, gardening in wire bicycle baskets, landscaping with railroad ties, and gardening in clay sewer and flue pipes.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 44

Tip: How to force spring bulbs indoors, in a pot.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 10

Gardening in containers (pot, tub, window-box, etc.). Some tips.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1986 (v.11#5) pg. 8

Container gardening for produce, herbs and flowers. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 8

How to raise vegetables in containers. Includes special information on soil, fertilizer and watering needs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 15

How to build mobile, low-cost planter boxes for container gardening.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 95

How to raise vegetables in pots and planters.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 63, 64

Farming in a flowerpot. How to raise all sorts of vegetables in flowerpots.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 40

Let us now praise the flowerpot. An ode to the virtues of gardening in containers. Includes tips on unique containers, potting soil mix, fall maintenance, etc.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1990 (v.68#2) pg. 43

Going to pots. How to use containers with plantings to provide display and color accents.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1991 (v.69#6) pg. 54

Pots with panache. Novel planting ideas for containers.
HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 38

How to plant a strawberry jar.
HORTICULTURE May 1994 (v.72#5) pg. 38

Container compositions. Suggestions on tropical herbaceous plants that can be combined for dramatic container plantings.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1998 (v.95#2) pg. 40

Tropical woody plants to grow in containers. Both those with attractive flowers and those grown for their foliage are viewed.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1998 (v.95#4) pg. 34

Unusual container plantings. Photos show how to fill a large pot with a collection of a dozen annuals or tender perennials.
HORTICULTURE Jul-Aug 1998 (v.95#7) pg. 54

Tips on season-end care for container garden soil.
KITCHEN GARDEN #11 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 12

No-fuss gardening in containers. Use containers to grow both flowers and vegetables.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #634 Mar 1981 (v.77) pg. 73

How to grow vegetables during the winter in a "container garden".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 104

Container growing. Information on soil mixtures, how to make a hanging basket and hints on care and maintenance of container plants.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #96 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 86

Container gardening for fruits and vegetables.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 50

Tips on container gardening for both vegetables and flowers with a look at those varieties that do especially well in containers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 80

A guide to container-growing fruits, vegetables and herbs indoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1979 (v.26#11) pg. 60

Selecting the right varieties of fruits and vegetables for a container garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1980 (v.27#6) pg. 26

Tip on growing vegetables in 32-gallon plastic trash can filled with compost ingredients.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1987 (v.34#7) pg. 18

Box crops. A guide to raising vegetables in containers.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1988 (v.35#5) pg. 47

Porch orchard. Growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1989 (v.36#11) pg. 24
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1990 (v.37#4) pg. 10

Potted beauty. Match foliage and flowers with just the right container for ornamental high style.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1990 (v.37#3) pg. 27
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1990 (v.37#5) pg. 8
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 8

How to get peak performance from potted plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 28

Tip on using foam peanuts to lessen the weight of potted annuals.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar-Apr 1999 (v.46#2) pg. 66

Four structures for container gardening. (1) Windowbox. (2) Railroad tie garden frames. (3) Telephone pole retaining wall. (4) Covered grape vine arbor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 132

Container gardening for raising tomatoes (or other vegetables, herbs, flowers)
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1998 (v.175#4) pg. 106

Tips on gardening in planter boxes built into a hillside deck.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 256

Tips on ways to reduce the amount of water that you must give to container plants.
SUNSET Jun 1977 (v.158#6) pg. 96

Guidelines for successfully growing plants in containers.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 252

How to make miniature gardens in shallow containers.
SUNSET Dec 1979 (v.163#6) pg. 188

Tips on raising flowers in large pots.
SUNSET Apr 1982 (v.168#4) pg. 116

A guide to planning container plantings for porch, patio or walkways. Includes tips on selecting color schemes, a list of flowers and guidelines on planting, watering, and feeding them.
SUNSET Jun 1985 (v.174#6) pg. 112

How to grow vegetables in containers. Covers special soil requirements, which vegetables to try, container selection, watering and fertilizing.
SUNSET Apr 1986 (v.176#4) pg. 104

Eight ways to save work and water when you garden in containers.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 154

How to plant an oversize container with a selection of permanent plants and then change flowers that bloom in different seasons.
SUNSET Nov 1987 (v.179#5) pg. 108

Tip on planting bulbs in containers.
SUNSET Nov 1988 (v.181#5) pg. 228

Living bouquets for the holidays and afterward. How to stuff pots with greens and blooming nursery plants.
SUNSET Dec 1988 (v.181#6) pg. 162

Repotting rootbound plants to reduce the need for watering.
SUNSET Jul 1989 (v.183#1) pg. 146

Perennials in pots. Tips on varieties that can last for years.
SUNSET Nov 1989 (v.183#5) pg. 196

Tip on getting water to rootbound container plants.
SUNSET Sep 1990 (v.185#3) pg. 105

Oak half-barrel is fitted with a trellis made from wood and plastic-coated wire mesh. Used for various vines (mandevilla, sweet peas, morning glory, ...).
SUNSET Mar 1992 (v.188#3) pg. 76

Grow a garden in a pocket planter. Four new looks for the classic strawberry pot. (1) Soft grass pot. (2) Herb pot. (3) Succulent pot. (4) Rose pot.
SUNSET Jun 1994 (v.192#6) pg. 70

Beautiful pots. Suggestions for planting containers. Discusses pot and plant selection, and soil conditioning.
SUNSET Jun 1996 (v.196#6) pg. 56

Instant landscaping. Planting in containers gives your color where you want it.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #825 May 1998 (v.94) pg. 55

Container gardening with vegetables or flowers. Advice on choosing plants and planting them.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1992 (v.57#5) pg. 76