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Rodd Moesel: A Mother's Day gift — help her in garden

By Rodd Moesel Published: May 10, 2014

Container gardening continues to rise in popularity as more people lift their “planting holes” up out of the ground and into all kinds of containers. Container gardening opens up the full gardening experience to folks in apartments and condos as well as conventional homes and yards. You can grow annuals, vegetables, perennials, grasses, shrubs or some combination in virtually any container or hanging basket you can imagine.

Remember the larger the container the more soil media is used and the easier the container gardens are to care for and manage. The smaller the container, the more often you will need to water and care for that container garden.

If you are blessed to still have your mother alive, please spoil her with flowers and plants this weekend as you spend time in person or on the phone to say thank you and share memories.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there, including my own remarkable mother, Marjorie Moesel.

Rodd Moesel serves on the Oklahoma State University Agriculture Dean's Advisory Committee. He is a former president of the Oklahoma Greenhouse Growers Association. Email garden and landscape questions to