Winter Color for your Desert Container Garden

Pots with winter flowers in blues, white and yellow

Growing up in upstate New York, we had our fair share of snow. As a kid, I loved the snow –- sledding down the high school terraces, building snowmen. You know – typical childhood fun! I yearned for snow days off from school. We’d listen to the radio for school announcements and be disappointed when…

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March in Your Potted Garden with Warnings!

Winter Violas Orange Calendula..The Potted Desert

March Diligence Will Pay Off 3 Reasons to Hold Off Planting Summer Flowers 1. It’s always too cold in March to plant summer flowers. In the next couple of weeks in desert communities, nights will be in the 40s, plus or minus 5 degrees depending on your elevation and micro-climates. Summer annuals need a solid…

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May in Your Desert Potted Garden

Summer pot that holds up all summer in the desert

Don’t Miss These Tips for May in your Desert Container Garden Prevent tipping pots in the wind An easy-care summer pot design Your May Checklist Rose Care in the heat Windy City – No, Not Chicago      Tips to safeguard your HOT Potted Garden  I love watching wind farms! There is something graceful and mesmerizing…

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July in your Hot, Dry Container Garden

Summer Flowers in Desert Pots IS possible with The Potted Desert

Think Positively – You Can Grow Beautiful Pots Even in the Desert Heat   1. Garden and water in the very early mornings. Who wants to be out in the heat? 2. Increase watering frequency to be sure pots don’t dry out. You want your pots to be damp throughout. 3. Deadhead your spent flowers…

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August in Your Desert Potted Garden, OMG It’s HOT

Hot Desert Container in August - Full bloom with Red Canna and Sweet Potato Vine

 August in Your Hot Desert Container Garden It’s hot, and it’s humid. Ugh. You don’t need me to tell you that. August is the month to take a break from many desert potted garden chores. The most significant tasks are managing the weather and the basic needs of your garden. Our Desert Climate is Changing…

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September in Your Desert Potted Garden

September Container Garden Care in Dry Climates There’s much to do in September. Rose pruning, fertilize citrus and keep up on general potted garden care. Every task will lead you to greater success with your garden. Pay attention to your desert pots and watering system; irrigation or human. 😉 Wait to plant winter flowers –…

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October in your Potted Desert Garden

If you have not realized it by now, I love potted desert gardens. They are so versatile in there uses, flexible in their placement and plantings and the bottom line – you don’t have to dig in the ground!!… Marylee Pangman, Potted Desert Expert Please Heed My First Tip! Plant winter flowers late this month Whether…

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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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