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Fall Container Gardening

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2008


The size and number of the plants to be potted in the container should determine the size of the container. The pot should complement the architecture of your home. A little embellishment goes a long way. Make sure that the leaves of your plant are not the same color of the plant, nor too large for the pot.


  • Guy Wolff Garden Pottery

  • Packaging peanuts

  • Watering can

  • Soil


  1. Gently knock the plant out of the existing pot. Remove dead roots and plant material by lifting the plant with one hand, and gently teasing the roots apart with the other, pulling the roots downward and away from the soil.

  2. Fill the bottom half of the container with packaging peanuts. Cover packaging peanuts with landscaping cloth, and fill the bulk of the pot about 5 to 6 inches below the rim with soil. Place the plant in the pot, fill soil in and around it, and water thoroughly until the excess comes from the drainage holes.

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