Thursday, July 21, 2011
How Large is Large?
In the world of pots that is! With Tucson’s desert climate, the smallest suggested size for a potted garden in the sun begins at 18 inches. I add to this recommendation that the measurement is the interior diameter of the pot. To give your plants a fair chance at survival, they need enough soil to hold moisture and insulate them from the heat.
Too often I speak with people looking for help with what to plant in their pots and when I ask what size they are, they say they are very large. I ask them to define that and the answer is 16 or 18”. In my world of potted designs, this is a small to medium pot.
How large is large? Try this on for size:
24-28” Extra Large and so on.