Master gardener Paul James repairs a stone path, creates a container for shade, and harvests potatoes and garlic.
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Planting an iron basket
The next chore is sprucing up an iron basket that has ivy growing in its base. According to James, this basket is truly a tribute to the tenacity of ivy. "The ivy in this basket has been neglected for a year," says James. "I haven't watered it, and it has been subjected to temperatures ranging from zero to 100 degrees."
James packs the sides of the basket with moist sphagnum peat moss, pressing the moss firmly and working from the bottom up. Next, he adds a large clump of red caladiums and fills the basket with potting mix. Finally, he dresses the basket up a bit by training the ivy up and around the sides of the basket.
Host Paul James tackles some routine spring tasks in his garden, beginning with a new driftwood design and some planting.