Monday, December 8, 2008

Plant Containers Outdoors in Winter

I had a question about leaving your containers outdoors in winter planed with evergreens or small shrubs. The number one tip: the more soil in the pot the better - again start with the largest one available. The more soil in the planter, the better insulated the roots will be. Wrapping the plants will protect the from the wind, however, will not provide increased insulation. Avoid terra cotta or concrete pots, they will crack, chip and break down with the freezing and thawing over the winter months.

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