Trio of copper pots by The Potted Desert

Container gardening continues to grow in popularity around the world. Even steadfast landscape gardeners will have a few pots. If you haven’t crossed over to “getting potted,” here’s a baker’s dozen of reasons why you might choose to start this year. Just Starting? #1. Pots are a great place to try your hand at gardening.…

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Winter Violas in a Blue Pot by The Potted Desert

Violas in my book, are true winter annuals, as opposed to what I call “Shoulder Season” annuals such as Snapdragons and Petunias that can handle the desert’s heat that stretches into autumn’s months where the thermometer seems to stall out in the upper 80’s and ’90s. Some years, longer than others. (For more on “Shoulder…

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A desert freeze? Yes, many regions of the desert do have freezing winters. In layperson terms, we talk about three levels of the desert. The high desert of Albuquerque and other similar cities is at 5,500 feet above sea level. These areas will have a winter typical of more northern climates with temperatures below freezing…

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The Potted Desert Vocabulary

It’s going to be a lot easier if we are on the same page when I talk about different aspects of container gardening. You won’t necessarily find these definitions as such in any dictionary. Many, such as pot sizes, are based on my experience and how I framed things when I ran my business, The…

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Yard of dozens of pots for desert garden

Container Gardens 101 – The Pots Gardeners all over the country grow plants in pots. With the trend increasing for small-space gardening, it’s only natural to look at pots as part of the solution. Choosing the right types of desert garden pots will lead you to success sooner as the pots are the foundation of…

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