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.'

Search here to find answers to your potted garden questions.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Freeze Alert!

Snow flakes
There is a freeze warning for the Tucson area for  
tonight through Thursday morning.  
Be sure you cover your plants!
  • Cover tender annuals and perennials 
    • Do not use towels or plastic. 
    • Plastic conducts the cold
    • towels hold in the moisture which will then freeze
  • Use Clothespins or rocks to tie down the frost cloths. 
  • Keep plants covered at least until Thursday mid-morning. 
  • Double check the forecast for Thursday night to see if it is ok to uncover.
  • Cover newly planted tender plants.
  • Citrus, tender annuals such as geraniums, euphorbias
  • Agaves and tropical plants.
ml newIf you have any questions, 
email Catherine or me 
and we will try to help.

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