Monday, February 13, 2012

Give Leggy Greenery a Plush Update

You may have a few taller plants that are getting a little leggy. You're attached to them to supporting posts; they're getting older, but still thriving. If you prefer not to propagate, here are a couple of tips for giving them a greener, fuller look at the base and upward to cover those ungainly stalks.

—In a smaller container, plant a healthy ivy plant and begin training it upward.

—For larger containers, you may be able to plant trailing vines directly into the soil.

With a little patience and care, you'll have a lush mixed species display that's preserved your treasured larger plant with a little companionship from vines. Keep both regularly trimmed, watered, and nourished and reap the visual benefits!