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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.

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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