Rain Bird – Tips for Potted Plants

This episode is all about potted plants – from choosing the right plants to potting, watering, proper placement – and more. Michael even has a tip that will keep your plants from staining your patio.

A common assumption is that the secret to having a green and healthy yard is water, water and more water. Nature is struggling to meet our ever-increasing demands for water and we are facing drought conditions with water rationing in some parts of the country. Simply put — there is a limit to how much water we can consume without ever-increasing consequences.

With summer here and the height of the watering season upon us, it is time to make sure all of us are doing our part to conserve water and at the same time keep the water bill down. Michael Glassman is an award winning landscape designer and in this weekly podcast series offers tips on how to save water and still have a great yard. Michael has twenty years of experience in the field and has been featured in such publications as Sunset Magazine, Fine Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, and Landscape Architecture. He is designer and co-host of the Discovery Home Channel program Garden Police.


  1. The drainage hole in pots is important I think. I have had many a beautiful plant in a lovely pot with no drainage holes get over saturated and then they did not do well at all. Not certain about every aspect but I am a passionate flower gardener and I do agree that plants are temperamental about location and watering needs.. Luckily Spring is finally arriving 🙂 and we can discover ourselves the things that work best for our own particular, individual green and flowering potted plants.

  2. I found this video to be informative and helpful. Green and flowering potted plants are wonderful additions to both our indoor and outdoor environments. Thank you for the inspiring tips!
    Regina Wrenfield

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