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Gardening with Confidence® added this to Southeast Gardener: What to Do in July
Practice wise watering methods: July can be a month with limited rainfall. When nature stops providing regular rain, you may need to supplement. Here are some tips to help your garden during a dry season:Chances are your container plants will need to be watered every day. Check by doing the finger test. If the top inch of soil is dry, it’s time to water. Water thoroughly. Small pots will dry out faster than larger pots, and containers in the sun will dry out faster than those in the shade.Add mulch. A layer of mulch, 3 to 4 inches deep, will moderate soil temperature and reduce evaporation. Organic mulches include: composted leaves, shredded pine or hardwoods, and even nuggets. Mulches will also reduce weed production and keep the garden looking tidy.First season plants — those fall and spring additions — will need more frequent watering than established ones. Water new additions two or three times per week until the plants are established. Established plants typically require watering once a week.Conserve water by running a sprinkler during cooler hours, typically early in the morning. This will help reduce water loss due to evaporation. If possible, set up a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose to minimize waste. Watering in the morning hours also allows the water to dry on the foliage, minimizing fungal formation.
Therese Ciesinski added this to 5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden
5. Protect outdoor potted plants. When the weather turns cold and potted plants (the hardy ones, not houseplants or tropicals, which must be brought indoors) go dormant, pick a sheltered place on the north, west or east side of your house. Cluster the pots together against the house, ideally beneath an overhang. Pile dried leaves over, under and between the entire grouping of pots.If the area is windy, corral the pots with chicken wire so the leaves won’t blow away. Pile the leaves inches deep, covering the pot and as much of the plant as possible. Under this insulating blanket, both plants and pots should come through the winter just fine. With this method, even terra-cotta pots can stay outdoors, as long as water can’t get into them and freeze.
The simplest solution, you may say, is to take pots undercover into a frost-free place, but this is not always possible if pots are heavy or have large, mature plants in them. If you do leave your pots outside all year, there are ways that we can help terra-cotta survive everything the winter months can throw at it.

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cornicopia added this to Garden Ideas
November 3, 2014
Saving plants outdoors
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October 9, 2014
Mixture of pot sizes
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October 7, 2014
natural terra cotta containers
Gert Bothma added this to gert home and garden ideas
September 30, 2014
Pots, different plant variation enhanced by the brick paving and decorative bench, all emphasize the beauty of the front door and bay window.
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September 28, 2014
pots!
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September 26, 2014
MACETAS
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September 25, 2014
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September 25, 2014
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September 25, 2014
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September 24, 2014
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September 24, 2014
See Bookmark...5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden
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September 24, 2014
5. Protect outdoor potted plants. When the weather turns cold and potted plants (the hardy ones, not houseplants or tropicals, which must be brought indoors) go dormant, pick a sheltered place on the north, west or east side of your house. Cluster the pots together against the house, ideally beneath an overhang. Pile dried leaves over, under and between the entire grouping of pots. If the area is windy, corral the pots with chicken wire so the leaves won’t blow away. Pile the leaves inches deep, covering the pot and as much of the plant as possible. Under this insulating blanket, both plants and pots should come through the winter just fine. With this method, even terra-cotta pots can stay outdoors, as long as water can’t get into them and freeze.
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September 22, 2014
The tree!
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September 22, 2014
Love the plants in pots!
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July 8, 2014
Timeless Terracotta
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July 7, 2014
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July 2, 2014
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July 2, 2014
all terra cotts pots
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July 1, 2014
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June 17, 2014
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June 11, 2014
All the different plants and the brick patio.
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June 1, 2014
july container pots probably need daily water .. put finger in soil an inch..if dry water
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May 24, 2014
Movable landscaping
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May 22, 2014
I like the idea of using different shaped pots close together; don't like the terracotta
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May 6, 2014
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May 3, 2014
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December 23, 2013
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Terra cotta frost free pots
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December 1, 2013
Love this collection of pots.....something I could easily do :)
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December 1, 2013
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December 1, 2013
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December 1, 2013
white house with brick is pretty
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December 1, 2013
The simplest solution, you may say, is to take pots undercover into a frost-free place, but this is not always possible if pots are heavy or have large, mature plants in them. If you do leave your pots outside all year, there are ways that we can help terra-cotta survive everything the winter months can throw at it.
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December 1, 2013
Appealing.
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December 1, 2013
flower pots
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December 1, 2013
Pots for out the front
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December 1, 2013
Terra-cotta planted pots
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December 1, 2013
pots for front of house
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December 1, 2013
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Pots
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Container gardening
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November 30, 2013
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November 29, 2013
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November 29, 2013
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October 20, 2013
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October 20, 2013
I like the pots & the patina on the pavers...
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October 20, 2013
clustered outdoor terra cotta pots
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October 20, 2013
Hope I don't forget to do this
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October 16, 2013
5. Protect outdoor potted plants. When the weather turns cold and potted plants (the hardy ones, not houseplants or tropicals, which must be brought indoors) go dormant, pick a sheltered place on the north, west or east side of your house. Cluster the pots together against the house, ideally beneath an overhang. Pile dried leaves over, under and between the entire grouping of pots. If the area is windy, corral the pots with chicken wire so the leaves won’t blow away. Pile the leaves inches deep, covering the pot and as much of the plant as possible. Under this insulating blanket, both plants and pots should come through the winter just fine. With this method, even terra-cotta pots can stay outdoors, as long as water can’t get into them and freeze.
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October 16, 2013
Must do
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October 16, 2013
When the weather turns cold and potted plants (the hardy ones, not houseplants or tropicals, which must be brought indoors) go dormant, pick a sheltered place on the north, west or east side of your house. Cluster the pots together against the house, ideally beneath an overhang. Pile dried leaves over, under and between the entire grouping of pots. If the area is windy, corral the pots with chicken wire so the leaves won’t blow away. Pile the leaves inches deep, covering the pot and as much of the plant as possible. Under this insulating blanket, both plants and pots should come through the winter just fine. With this method, even terra-cotta pots can stay outdoors, as long as water can’t get into them and freeze.
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September 23, 2013
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August 18, 2013
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July 5, 2013
Pots
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June 7, 2013
layered pots with tall luscious plants
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June 4, 2013
Lots of plant pots in side section
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January 27, 2013
love the planter garden
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December 18, 2012
plantas y macetas
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August 8, 2012
pot ideas
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July 1, 2012
Garden like mine
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June 30, 2012
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