Many versions of self watering containers, also known as self watering grow boxes, self watering pots, and self watering planters are sold online, but you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost out of some easy to find items.

Heres a nice colorful double hibiscus bought at the Dupont Nursery in 2005. It may not have survived a late December 2006 freeze. It lost all its leaves and it looks dead. The coroner will give it another month of spring before issuing the death certificate. Death prognosis was premature, as it has began new growth from the base.

Rooting hormone made from willow is free and easy to make. Use it for rooting cuttings or for easing transplant stress. Stretch your gardening budget by rooting cuttings from your friends gardens — this rooting hormone will help you succeed!