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Rev Up Your Pots While It’s Still Hot

Massive Petunias Thrive While It's Still Hot

We plant summer flowers in our desert pots in late April. At least those of you who are willing to wait that long. Over the years I have harped on this. Wait!  You are expecting the flowers you plant in the spring to last until late October, which is six months. Half a year is…

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June Checklist for your Hot Container Garden

Late Summer Potted Garden with Crepe Myrtle

Extra Tips as June Starts Topping 100°F Signs of Stress and Sunburn Stress will be evident by wilting. Make sure the plants are getting enough water in the early morning hours. If you see wilted leaves in the afternoon, don’t rush out with the hose – check to see if the soil is still damp.…

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Still Time to Get Potted for the Holidays!

Eding a Driveway with more than a railing

Potted – in your container gardens that is! Last-Minute Ideas for your pots Plant annuals under or around your potted permanent plants. Go to the nursery and choose flowers that go with your holiday color scheme. Choose from the list below or get help from your local nursery staff Plant these plants right into the…

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July in your Hot, Dry Container Garden

Think Positively – You Can Grow Beautiful Pots even in the hot summer 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 weekly…

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