Friday, December 10, 2010

Tipsy Pots for the Winter

Do you have a collection of potted perennials awaiting spring? I do, each winter; either stuff I've unearthed during fall clean-up, or specimens I just never got around to planting, or gifts. My eyes are generally bigger than my stomach, as Mother used to say. I really meant to put that new salvia over by the feverfew, and I had the best intentions of plantng the dwarf Joe Pye near the gazebo. Alas, some things didn't get done.

But don't forget about those potted wonders. As Paul Young taught me, you need to tip the pots on their sides right about now, so that moisture doesn't collect in the bottom of the containers and rot the roots.

So trot right outside and do it. You won't be sorry.