Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Means Unpredictable Weather

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Pot includes Dusty Miller, Pansies and Ornamental Kale
  • Design by The Contained Gardener, Photo and Gardencare by Martha
  • Winter Pot 2012
We had a beautiful weekend and now the wind is kicking up. This will be followed by low temperatures and a possible light freeze on Thursday night. This kind of unpredictability is typical of March and why we talk about not rushing your spring plantings, cutting back frost damaged plants and being mindful of your potted garden care.

Plants included in this potted garden are Dusty Miller, Bi-color pansies, Ornamental Kale and Alyssum.

Keep plants well watered, but not over watered. Stick your finger into the soil to see if it is damp. If so, hold off on watering for another day. With the nights remaining cool, the soil will not dry out just because the temperature hits 80 during the day.

Be sure to apply your water soluble fertilizer to flowers every two weeks and keep up your deadheading!

If you are interested in how to create a dedicated pot irrigation line, register for my class on March 15 from 2:30 - 4pm. The cost is $25 and you leave with an irrigation emergency repair kit. You can call to register 733-3359 and use a credit card for payment.

For more information on potted gardens in the desert, visit The Contained Gardener. Have a question? Email Marylee

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