Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio

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Gardening for Your Small Deck or Patio
Having limited outdoor space is no reason to curb your love of gardening or to settle for less than a thriving green space. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees, and shrubs, container gardening is a great way to enhance your small deck or patio, say gardening editors at HGTV.
Test your green thumb with these:
Dwarf Citrus Trees – If your space provides a little sunlight, dwarf lemon or lime trees will typically do well when planted in terracotta pots.
Strawberries – Try planting them in a hanging basket that gets lots of sunlight and get a season’s worth of sweet, ripe berries.
Red, Ripe Tomatoes – You can grow smaller varieties in pots. Start with young plants or establish seed plantings indoors first, then transfer them in pots to a sunny spot on your deck or patio.
Potted Roses – If the area gets at least five hours of daily sun, planter pots of dwarf or mini-sized roses will produce colorful blooms all summer long. Prune them out of season as you would prune their larger cousins.
Mini Herb Garden – Group varying sizes of containers together and get ready to season your dishes with mint, chives, and other herbs grown in a limited space.
Sunflowers – There is nothing as cheerful as these summer favorites. Choose colorful pots, or let the kids paint tin cans with enamel paint, then plant dwarf sunflower seeds in each.
Low-Care Succulents – Because they store water in their fleshy leaves and stems, these evergreen plants do well even when you don’t water regularly. They need a little sun, though, so group pots of succulents in a light, bright corner.
Flowering Vines – Compact climbers, like jasmine and clematis, are great container plants. All they need to thrive is a pot with good drainage, a trellis or post for support, and regular watering and feeding.
Bonus Tip: For an engaging change from store-bought pots, plant your favorites in colorful vintage tins scooped up at thrift stores or garage sales.
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*original article by Ann Nguyen on ActiveRain

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Comments (7)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, again, Norma... I have no deck and fortunately that means I don't need to think about gardening! I have the blackest thumb in the universe.

Oct 11, 2021 05:23 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker I don't have the best green thumb either so I stick with the hard to kill plants like the Christmas Cactus, etc.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:17 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My green thumb has been tested enough to know that I don't have a green thumb and I should stay out of the garden, haha.

Oct 11, 2021 05:30 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Brian England don't feel bad I guess I am lucky and really just choose plants that don't die easily haha.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:18 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Larry likes to garden, but the deer family that pass through our yard has been growing steadily and they enjoy his plantings more than we have a chance to!

Oct 11, 2021 06:19 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 well that does cause a bit of a problem although I would enjoy seeing the deer myself.  I think they are gorgeous.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:19 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Love this.  i just love to garden, makes me relax.  Thanks for the post, enjoyed it.  Its Monday, make it a productive day, stay focused and driven.  Bill Salvatore


Oct 11, 2021 06:50 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I also find it very relaxing.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These are good tips to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Oct 11, 2021 08:26 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Roy Kelley thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Norma J. Elkins - these are all  good tips as alternatives to buyers on a budget and want a garden big enough to plant. And also to people who do have lots large enough but have trouble with critters. For example. I have a good size lot and it was the first time I planted strawberries. Within the first couple of weeks after strawberries bloomed I was so happy and the strawberries were delicious. But, I wasn't the only one. critters came along and that was the end of my strawberries for the remainder of the season. I'm going to take your advice and use hanging baskets next year.

Thank you, so much for all these great ideas. 

Oct 11, 2021 08:34 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP yes those critters do love to eat these wonderful plants for sure.  Let me know how the baskets work.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Norma, I garden in pots on my patio now, and had to get them all cleaned up yesterday.  Have winter weather on the way! 

Oct 11, 2021 01:53 PM
Norma J. Elkins

Joan Cox yes I have winterized my plants on the patio also.  A lot of them I just bring in and put them in my basement.  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Oct 12, 2021 05:22 AM