We are definitely headed into fall temperatures now and I hope they last more than a week.
Print this and put it on your refrigerator to remind you of your November Potted Garden Tasks!
If you haven’t planted your winter flowers yet, now’s the time! The nurseries are full of winter varieties and if you need some guidance, pick up a copy of my book, Getting Potted in the Desert as it has a full list of plants in the Resource section.
If you already have a copy – Thank you!! Be sure to ask away if you have any questions, right down below in the comment section.
With your new garden planted, it is important to follow the checklist above and be mindful…
Make sure your new plantings are getting the right amount of water. Not too much, not too little. If you are in doubt, pick up a water meter from any nursery (shop local!) or garden department. Use this as your guide by poking the prong into the soil to the depth of your plants roots. It’s great to use a water meter on your shade and indoor plants too as we do tend to overwater them.
Secondly, watch your local weather for freeze warnings and make sure you have your frost protection cloths available. Don’t use plastic or blankets that will get sodden with winter showers.
Lastly, as we approach the holiday season, be sure to keep up on your weekly potted garden tasks. You want to show off your pots to your family and friends over the holidays and healthy plants will do better when we get those nips of cold.
Pot filled with Petunias in pink, White Allysum, Burgundy Snapdragons and Butterfly Iris