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Protecting your plants

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November 12, 2011 — Many people love to grow in containers, but what do you do with your potted plants over winter? Mike McGrath reviews the basics of keeping potted plants alive until Spring.

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Question of the Week

Hi Mike: I have two “Pia” hydrangeas planted in clay pots that I would like to keep in their pots. What should I do to winter them over? I live in a townhouse, don’t have a garage, and have very limited garden space in the front of the house. Can I wrap the outer part of the pot to keep it from freezing and just keep the pots in front of the house? And would I need to water them or just let them go completely dormant? Get the answer »

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