How To Revitalize Container Gardens

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Master gardener William Moss demonstrates how to freshen your container gardens, including how to clear out summer flowers and plant for the fall.

    William Moss: Summer takes its toll on containers and window boxes, time to revive them with some fall blooming plants. Today we are adding fall color to containers.

    Fall weather is a good time to plant. Flowers enjoy the bright sunny days and the cooler temperatures. The spent flowers of summer can simply be pulled right out the ground to make way for the new ones.

    These guys have served their purpose; there is no reason to keep them around anymore. We will leave the perennial, but all of the other annuals that have done their thing in the summer time can come out.

    Once you got all of the summer plants cleared out, its time to plant the fall bloomers, the mums, the daisies and all those other plants that really like the cooler type weather. You want to make sure that when you put them in, you plant like always only as deep as they are in the pie.

    Perennials make great additions to window boxes and containers especially in the fall, because they hold their foliage well through frost. Once you plant them be sure to water in well.

    With the right plants your containers will shine well into winter. Get out and grow.