Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring into Summer with Your Potted Garden!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM

The desert has finally started to heat up this week. However, the night time temperatures are staying true to form at 30 degrees less than the day. This is a great time to plan for your summer flowers. You won't want to plant until mid- to late-April when the night time temperatures are staying above 55 degrees.

Skirted Vinca Thrives All Summer
  • Skirted Vinca Thrives All Summer

This is a simple combination of Convolvulus and Vinca “Pacifica”. The grass poking up from the back of the pot is Butterfly Iris. This pot needs regular water but both plants are low water plants so once established, if grown in a 22” or greater pot, they will not need more than once a day of deep watering or may be able to be stretched to once every two days. Please note that I said, once established.

Dave’s Garden is a great site to check out plant varieties from the comfort of your own home.

I certainly love the color and tropical effect of flowers all year long. But, we do want to think about adding some pots with cacti or succulents, try something like this:

Potted Artichoke Agave Simply Stated
  • Marylee, Potted Desert Gardener
  • Potted Artichoke Agave Simply Stated

Marylee is the Desert’s Potted Garden Expert. Email her with comments and questions at potteddesert@gmail.com.

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