Once we have a hard freeze, a light covering won’t protect plants. Without a grow-light, sun loving plants won’t get enough sunlight if you move them indoors. But if you have one of our supershady sPOTS you are in luck! Shade-loving plants will do fine indoors all winter long.
Because frost forms only on the surface of a plant, and it generally occurs when daytime temperatures are still above freezing, you can keep your sPOT going for a few more weeks if you keep the frost off!
Frost is frozen dew, so frost depends on both humidity and temperature. Under the right conditions, a super-cool layer of air can form very close to the ground even though the air temperature 4-6 feet above the ground is 5-10 degrees warmer.
It’s September, and everyone is thinking fall. In Maryland, we still have many weeks until the first frost — so it’s a great time to add a few fall blooming and fruiting plants to your outdoor décor!
As summer wanes, some of your summer plants may be getting a bit leggy. Now is a great time to take some cuttings indoors to root, so that you can pot up plants for living gifts come holiday season!
watering, plant care
We know you get it -- plants need water. But how much, and how often?
There are two common types of plant food for container gardens: time-release and water soluble. They both offer plants a boost, but they do it in different ways.
Plants in pots are subjected to more swings in temperature and moisture than plants in the ground. That’s why the potting mix in a planter has to be very different from the soil in your yard.