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Friday, September 23, 2011

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Altoon

They may be late, but they're lovely, and what fun you'll have next year!

Barbara H.

The pots and plants and pots with plants are lovely, especially the variety of foliage in the middle photos. What is Buddha sitting on? At first I though a wonderful rock but then I thought it might be a slab of wonderful wood. Loved it, whatever it is.

CEN

In this climate (5a), what should we do with small evergreens in containers over winter? I'm looking at the little spruces I got as a bonus at Metcalfe's on Earth Day (that have grown remarkably already) and wondering if I should bury the pots in ground, put them in the garage or let them tough it out outdoors.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

They are still beautiful. I'm not inclined to fall into autumn's trance without a fight so I say keep planting containers as long as you possibly can!

I just replanted the window box a couple weeks ago.

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD

Barbara — Buddha is sitting on an old slab of wood that is unfortunately starting to rot and will have to be replaced before the Buddha falls over!

Carrie — you can plant them outdoors or bury the pots in the ground if they are not pottery which may crack from the freeze/thaw cycles we have here in zones 4/5. I would not put them in the garage, even though they go somewhat dormant it seems better to leave them out in their natural habitat.

I am planning on plunking my little evergreens in a bare spot in the garden for the winter and then digging them up and replanting them in the spring in the containers again. The begonias and the rosemary I'll take indoors and see if I can keep them alive!

Lisa at Greenbow

Isn't it fun to see something that gives you inspiration for potting ideas. I like your new pot. Great find.

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