Marlene Link describes the ‘pot within a pot’ planting method

Do some of your plants in the same container demand different care needs?

A simple solution to this problem is the ‘pot within a pot’ method.

Water-needy plants can be watered either by hand or drip line. Plants with low-water needs can be spot watered when necessary, as you can easily find the separate pot.

This method can also be used for different soil needs, fertilizing, and transplanting small rooted plants, e.g. succulents. This keeps the small root balls from falling apart.

This method also works great for removing tender plants in the fall, which need to go inside. Then you can pop in a replacement plant to spruce up your fall planters.

Now that the weather is improving and we can get our hands dirty in the garden, why not come out and help the Dunnville Horticultural Society with its planting days?

On May 25, 26 and 27, we will be planting the public gardens with beautiful, colourful annuals.

This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the company of other gardeners, while physically distancing, of course.

Meet on May 25 at 8 a.m. in Dunnville’s downtown core. Hope to see you there.

For updates on the group’s activities, or to connect with other area gardeners, visit us online at our Facebook page or website, www.dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org

For questions or comments, contact president Deb Zynomirski at 416-566-9337 or debzyn@gmail.com.

Marlene Link is a member of the Dunnville Horticultural Society

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