January in your Desert Container Garden

Winter Pots in April by the Potted Desert

Greetings All! Happy New Year! In the above picture, there are two RBP’s, aka Really Big Pots are filled with winter color. The front pot has white Petunias, yellow Snaps. yellow Calendula and the pink flowers are Schizanthus, a winter plant that grows huge! The back pot has purple Petunias, Dusty Miller, and purple Osteospermums.…

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February in Your Desert Container Garden

Kale with Red Cyclmen in a Desert Winter Potted Garden The Potted Desert

How do you remember our winter so far this year? Cold nights and cool days? Flowers and vegetables have been slow to grow? Only a few drops of rain if any? And, the snow we had a week ago? Do not let a warm week in February allow you to think that winter is over.…

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How to Change the Soil in your Pots

How to Know When to Change the Soil in your Pots  Warning! This is a long article. Take it slowly and try to absorb the process. If you have any questions, please email me right away! Before we start, let me make one clarification. We don’t use soil or dirt in pots. There are specialty…

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April in your Desert Container Garden

Winter Violas in a Blue Pot by The Potted Desert

Happy Spring! Mature Winter Potted Gardens in a Desert Home In the above picture, two larger pots are thriving with winter color. The left pot (20″) has huge yellow “Rocket” Snapdragons, blue Lobelia, yellow Violas and white Candytuft. The right pot (24″) has a Foxtail Fern and is otherwise filled with red Geraniums. These cobalt…

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December in your Desert Container Garden

Winter Shade Planting perfect for the holidays by The Potted Desert

Greetings All! Happy December! As I sit down to write December’s post, I have a lot of thoughts and excitement in my head! As I continue to increase my semi-retirement, I think about what I want to do – for you – lovers of all things pots and for me – what retirement looks like.…

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Snowbirds – “Summer-rize” Your Desert Pots

Summer Low Water Pot by the Potted Desert

Prepare Your Desert Pots Before You Leave for the Summer Snowbirds or summer travelers – we all like to leave the desert heat for a while during our summers. By planning ahead, you will save money, time and anxiety over your treasured pots and plantings. What Do You Have Planted? Full Sun Cactus and Large…

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