Peat Moss, Beautiful Containers and Organic Labeling

Listening to this podcast will help you choose some great plants for mixed containers. You’ll find out why peat moss doesn’t make good mulch and why you’ll want to give every young person you know that book Gardening With Emma. And you’ll discover that just because a plant or product isn’t labeled “organic” doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily problematic.

30 Did You Know: Does peat moss make good mulch?
5:41 Eat Drink Grow: Planting beautiful containers.
19:48 Review: Gardening with Emma, a book about plants for young people.
24:33 Love Letters and Questions: Kip asks if non-organic plants, seeds and products contain poisons.

These boxes have Diamond Mountain Euphorbia planted in the center, with Vermillionaire cuphea on each end for hummingbirds and ROCKIN’® PLAYIN’ THE BLUES® Salvia, with variegated Sunpatiens in the front.

The pot on the left contains Rockin Fuchsia Salvia from Proven Winners, along with two Supertunias, Vista Bubblegum and Vista Fuchsia. The pot on the right contains the salvia with Snow Princess Lobularia.

These are the plants that C.L. mentioned in the podcast:
Diamond Mountain Euphorbia
Begonia Solenia
Salvia ‘Rockin’ Fuchsia’
Angelonia Angelface® Steel Blue
BeeDance® Yellow Bidens hybrid
Sun Parasol® Apricot Mandevilla hybrid

Large containers such as these can contain assorted shrubs or small trees as well as flowering plants.

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