PLATTSBURGH — It's been a cold, wet start to the growing season 2019.
If you're down with the rain-won't-go-away blues, try container gardening for a lift.
You can plant what you want when you want, and you can moderate how wet or cold the plants of your choice get by sheltering them in an outbuilding, on a patio or in your home in, perhaps, a sun room.
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These pots were purchased just that way, as were the plants — English Viola, Iceland Poppy and clear-crystal-white Alyssum.
A handful of stones in the bottom for drainage, a bag and a half of potting soil, plant placement, a good watering, and these pots were ready to adorn a doorstep, deck or patio.
Stick miniature flags among the blooms for Memorial Day and do a repeat for Flag Day and the Fourth of July.
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