May 8, 2014

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah


Martin Plaehn

Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

In the Lab

Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

A Breath of Fresh Air

Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism



Container Gardening

Add a Splash of Color to Your Patio or Porch

By Heather Stewart /Photos by Brandon Flint

May 8, 2014

Glover Nursery, based in West Jordan, offers tips for creating a colorful and flexible container garden:

First, pick a container that will fit your space and will be large enough for the plants. Keep in mind that large containers will be quite heavy when filled with soil—so assemble them where you want them to be. Terracotta and other unglazed ceramic pots will disintegrate over wet winters. Wooden and glazed ceramic pots are the best choice.

Select plants with a variety of textures, colors and heights. However, make sure they all require the same amount of water and sun (full sun, partial sun or shade).

Fill the container about halfway full of potting soil (not garden soil), leaving room for the plants. Mix in a time-released fertilizer and plan to supplement with a water-soluble fertilizer every few weeks.

Things to consider:

Perennials may survive from year to year in a container; annuals will need to be changed each year.

Perennials usually only bloom for a short period of time each year, while annuals offer a long-lasting color display.

Plants in containers can become root bound, and the soil becomes depleted as well. Plan to refresh the plants and soil—perhaps with the change of the seasons.

Container gardening is an excellent way to grow vegetables and herbs as well. 

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Utah PR Spring ConferenceUtah Business Event
May 7, 2015
Join your colleagues from Utah Business along with PRSA & IABC for this important, 1-day event th...
30 Women to WatchUtah Business Event
May 21, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Snell & Wilmer are proud to announce the 16th annual 30 Women T...
CXO of the Year 2015Utah Business Event
Jun 25, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Stoel Rives - are proud to present the 2015 CXO of the Year Awa...
Community Events View All
Excel Level 3
May 4, 2015
Learn advanced Microsoft Excel features, including macros, revision tracking, data list outlines,...
Complimentary Workshop: Sandler Foundational Selling Strategies
May 5, 2015
How committed are you to improving your sales process, techniques and mindset? Sandler Trainin...  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
* Event Description: