Perennial Containers Roanoke VA

Here’s a reader’s excellent tip for growing plants in the same container from year to year. Find out how to keep them from getting root bound, plus cut down on the amount of potting soil you have to buy in Roanoke.

One Earth Landscape Management Company, Inc.
(540) 521-8441
2367 Howard Road
Roanoke, VA

Data Provided by:
Townside Gardens
(540) 344-7025
3614 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

Data Provided by:
Wootton Brothers Greenhouse
(434) 372-3285
868 Greenhouse Rd
Chase City, VA
Products / Services
Builders / Contractors

Data Provided by:
Campbell & Ferrara Nurseries
(703) 354-6724
6651 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA
Products / Services
Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fencing / Gates, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Grills, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Nursery Supplies, Out…

Data Provided by:
Miller's Greenhouses, Inc.
(804) 366-4162
7761 Richmond Rd
Toano, VA
Products / Services
Annuals

Data Provided by:
Obenchain's Garden Center
(540) 342-3089
3634 Shendandoah Ave.
Roanoke, VA

Data Provided by:
The Secret Garden
(540) 864-6557
7668 Craig Valley Drive Route 311
New Castle, VA
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Plants

Data Provided by:
Belroi Gardens
(804) 693-9337
6124 Belroi Farms Dr
Gloucester, VA

Data Provided by:
Orange Madison Co Operative Farm Service
(540) 948-5671
1295 N Main St
Madison, VA
Products / Services
Fertilizers, Vegetables

Data Provided by:
Ladybug Cottage And Gardens
(804) 752-3510
606 England Street
Ashland, VA
Products / Services
Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Perennial Containers

Provided by:

Here’s a reader’s excellent tip for growing plants in the same container from year to year. Find out how to keep them from getting root bound, plus cut down on the amount of potting soil you have to buy:



I have been growing several plants in the same container for over 10 years, however I do not replace the soil at the top. Instead I slide the plant out of the container and remove up to a third of the compacted soil and root mass, and add fresh soil at the bottom of the container.

 

On plants such as tropical hibiscus standards, I begin by using a pruning saw to remove about two or three inches from the bottom of the rootball. Then I make three or four evenly spaced vertical slices around the remaining root ball. After teasing several roots free, I remove wedge shape pieces in proportion to the size of the remaining rootball. (Remove no more than a third of the existing soil, including what you initially removed from the bottom of the rootball.) 

 

Then I clean the container, if necessary, and place two to three inches of fresh potting soil in the bottom. Making sure that the hibiscus is set at the proper level, I work soil into the v-shaped spaces. I finish with a 1-inch topdressing of compost.



I usually do this once a year, in the spring as new growth is beginning.



Nancy Cavanaugh, e-news reader



Read more tips



E-mail your tip to edit@hortmag.com or post it in the Co-Horts Forum. It could be featured next.


From Horticulture Magazine