The Potted Desert View

The Potted Desert View
This blog is for you, the native or transplanted desert dweller. Our harsh and varied desert climates continually present a challenge for gardeners. Those of you who have moved from a colder climate such as the mid-west or New England, you have most likely tried to find container gardening information that tells you how to grow the kind of garden like you had 'back home.'

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Planting winter annuals in Tucson

I was at the NAWBO luncheon yesterday and Colette from Jonathan's Cork and Tucson Originals was lamenting how hot it had been and knew she needed to wait for lower temperatures to plant her winter flowers. I assured those listening that the end was in sight and that we usually have a hot week near the third week of October. Waiting a little longer is a good thing because then the plants don't struggle battling the heat when they are just beginning to grow.

I don't know about your garden but mine is still flush with summer blooms so there is no way I am taking them out. Yes, it is a fine balance in getting them in before it gets too cold and after it is too warm, but November into early December is just fine!!