Monday, November 5, 2012

Preparing Your Potted Plants for Winter Cold

Posted By on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Tucson Winter Potted Garden
  • Kara Smith, The Contained Gardener
  • Tucson Winter Potted Garden

No sooner than we get past the summer heat and here I am talking about the winter cold. I believe the first frost in 2011 was on November 10. Let's get prepared before it is too late~!

Right now the 7 day forecast has a potential for 37 degrees Saturday night. That could mean an early frost for low areas and colder parts of Pima County.

If you still have your summer flowers like I do, they may be damaged by the colder temperatures. Winter flowers will be OK but tender annuals like lobelia and geraniums should be protected.

A frost cover will serve you well as will lightweight blankets. Do not use plastic or towels. Plastic conducts the cold if it touches the plants and towels will absorb moisture from rain or frost and weigh down the plants as they become sodden.

Frost Cloth
  • Frost Cloth

For more information on caring for your winter potted gardens, register for my class which is taking place this Saturday.
Caring for your winter garden

Anyone can stick some plants in a pot and create a garden.
But in Tucson’s challenging climate including winter freezes,
you might experience disappointment when they just don’t look the
way you pictured them in your mind. Learn the care needed to
have your container gardens look good and thrive!

DATE: November 10; 10-11 am

LOCATION : Pottery Blowout, 3840 E Grant (just west of Alvernon)
Call 579.9411 to register Pre-registration is required due to seating limitations.
Cost: FREE!

Have a question? Email Marylee

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