Monday, November 5, 2012
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.
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
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.
Have a question? Email Marylee
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