Geri Ozak-Brown
Geri Ozak-Brown
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
Asked on Oct 22, 2017

How to winterize perennials in pots?

PeterTAMMY SPALSBURYLeah
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how do you winterize them..it's get below zero here. can I leave them potted out on the balcony?

8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Move them as close to the house for protection,cover the roots lightly with mulch
  • Inetia
    on Oct 22, 2017

    You should leave them on a south facing wall; preferably in a corner protected from the wind. If you have some old windows you could could mock up a mini greenhouse.
  • Peter
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Bury the pot (as if you're planting the plant) and cover deep with mulch / chopped leaves until spring. Remove pot in spring with plant (hopefully) intact.
  • Peter
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Oh... Where Are you that it gets so cold... and what plants? Both are relevant to your question.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Oct 22, 2017

    The majority of perennials I would hesitate to leave out as there is probably not enough soil to stop the roots from freezing....some greenhouses/nurserys will store your planters over the winter for a fee...I would investigate or ask a friend with a garden if you could borrow a section over the winter, plant your perennials and repot them into planters in the spring.
  • Leah
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Plant pot and all in ground. Take out in spring.
  • TAMMY SPALSBURY
    on Oct 22, 2017

    No they probably will di, because they need to be in the ground.
  • Peter
    on Oct 23, 2017

    without a yard, you could try planting your pot (1qt) in another pot (1gal) and packing them in a heavy plastic bag. Then cover with straw / compost / ground leaves... And close the bag with minimal airspace. Then store in a sheltered place. the pot sizes are for proportional examples.
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