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Is It Better to Empty Your Flowerpots in the Spring or Fall?

Is It Better to Empty Your Flowerpots in the Spring or Fall?

I used to leave everything in my flowerpots until spring. The whole shebang. Dead flowers, old potting soil, all of it. And for a few years, everything was fine. But then, I started to notice problems when I planted my flowers in the spring. Some of my newly-planted...

What to Do With Old Potting Soil (the Dirt From Your Pots)

What to Do With Old Potting Soil
(the Dirt From Your Pots)

What can you do with the dirt in your pots after your flowers have died? Good news, you have a few options for what to do with old potting soil. Let's assume, for a sec, that your plants were healthy at the end of the season. If yes... Here are 4 things to do with old...

“When Should I Empty My Flowerpots?”

“When Should I Empty My Flowerpots?”

In the fall, one of the questions that often comes up is: "When should I empty my flowerpots?" There are different schools of thought on when to empty your flowerpots, so I'm going to share several options. That way, you can decide which makes the most sense for you....

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

“Do Some Plants Do Better in Hail Than Others?”

When you live in states like Colorado, Wyoming and Texas, you may not get hail every year, but some years, you’ll get it 2 … 3 … 7 times. (I’m not crying. I have something in my eye.) It’s like playing the lottery, except hail is a prize you DON’T want to win. In this...

“What Do I Do With Tulips After They’ve Flowered?”

“What Do I Do With Tulips After They’ve Flowered?”

The tulips in your spring garden have given you gorgeous color. But what do you do with tulips after they've flowered? They're done blooming, and now your tulip leaves are turning yellow and flopping on the ground. They don't look so great. (This is normal, BTW! You...

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