February in Your Desert Container Garden

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

Do not let a warm week in February allow you to think that winter is over. How’s your winter been so far this year? Cold nights and cool days? Are flowers and vegetables slow to grow? Limited rain, if any? Snow or hail? We can and most likely will have freezing temperatures this month and…

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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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Calendula – A Staple in the Desert Container Garden

Calendula with Burgundy Snaps by the Potted Desert

Calendula for your winter garden in the desert Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is normally grown as an annual in any climate. The difference within the climates is in its growing period. It is a short-lived perennial with a lifespan of around two years, but it is usually grown as an annual flower in both garden beds…

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