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Mulch in container flower pots

Postby isabelbrinck » May 10, 2008 1:05 pm

Hi,

I have never used mulch before but I read in today's Gazette about how it can keep the soil moist for longer, and that it can be used in containers. I have a very thirsty Hibiscus I think could benefit from something like that.

My question is: which sort of mulch would be best for this flowering plant? Shredded bark? Cedar chips? Something else?

Thanks!

Again, I can't upload an image to this forum, so here is the link [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabelbrinck/1581948194/in/set-72157602440313721/[/url]
Candy Wind in a 9"/23cm diametre pot
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Postby Venice » May 10, 2008 3:36 pm

I think probably which ever you find more esthetically pleasing.

If you do have dogs around I would stay away from the Cocoa Mulch, as it's very toxic.

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Postby Meggylou » May 10, 2008 4:07 pm

I was reading an article in a gardening mag and they mentioned in containers that u can use all SORTS of things.
pool balls, marbles, sea shells, glass beads, moss, terra cotta balls, etc. etc.
Whatever is aesthetically pleasing to you.
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Postby Venice » May 10, 2008 5:57 pm

Just keep in mind anything with glass, would heat up as well. Which is great for Tomatoes and some plants, for others they like cool roots.

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Postby isabelbrinck » May 17, 2008 9:34 am

Here's the direct link [url]http://articles.canadiangardening.com/Homepage/default/the-dirt-on-mulch-n258154p1.html[/url] to this site's article on mulching for beginners.
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Postby joan w » May 17, 2008 11:42 am

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Postby Marlene » May 25, 2008 10:38 pm

I am just learning to use this forum and am looking forward to learning more about gardening, etc.
I also used mulch in my potted containers this year in the hopes that it would keep the roots of the plant cooler and less dry. The red looks great against the foliage! :)
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