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Pacific Northwest Gardening: Wintering Perennials in Pots

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LizDennis
Canon Beach, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2012
11:22 PM

Post #9276391

Can 1 gal perennials and large shrubs be kept in a garage through the winter? The ground at our new home is not really set up to plant this fall (even roughly), but I have plenty of room in the garage to store them. If so, my plan is to put them in the garage at the end of October - good? Also, how often would I need to water them, and about when should I bring them out. We'll be living near Manzanita, Oregon. Thx!
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

September 16, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9276664

Is they are outside plants you should be able to leave them out in a protected spot and just water them if you don't have regular rain. I wouldn't bring them inside. Nurserys leave all those plants outside.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

September 16, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9276867

I agree with willow. What kind of plants are they? If we get one of those cold blasts you might have some leaves to cover them or a blanket. If you have a place near the house fountaion is a warm spot too.
LizDennis
Canon Beach, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9277292

I'm (and the plants) are currently in Everett, WA. The perennials are the ones that are pretty common to the area (anything you might find at our local Lowes or Home Depot currently), with a few that I would be extra careful with anyway. I don't think there is enough room by our foundation (I have quite a few) - generally I have put my potted "annual geraniums", potted fuschia, roses in a plastic greenhouse on our patio. (BTW These aren't the perennials I am presently talking about.) I was all set to leave them outside until a local nursery person told me that with a freeze and the size of the pots, I'd probably lose them. Then...of course, I googled the question and it seemed like the answer was to put them in the garage. (Maybe this was for different zones). Anyway, it threw me off my plans. Why don't you think they need to be in the garage out of curiousity? many thx
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

September 17, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9277683

For me the answer to the question is; no air movement. The bugs seem to set up shop in the garage. Just what I have experienced. Do you have a place that you can mulch them with leaves or bark around the pots. The only time there is going to be an issue is when the wind comes out of canada and we get the cold freeze for a week or so.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9277699

I would leave them outside and pile mulch, leaves, etc up around the pots-the air circulation is important.
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9279124

Everett's pretty tropical. I have a lot of pots & the only thing I lost over the winter was a canna.
LizDennis
Canon Beach, OR
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9279402

Okay, oh dear, outside it is! I wouldn't usually obsess about this but I'm moving (retiring) to a quite large garden after not having one since many years ago now, and I am so excited. I've been hovering around all the nurserys finally not have to limit myself to "a certain size". Many thanks for all the help and suggestions. I'll let you know what happens. (Moving to the Oregon coast)

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 18, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9279426

So long, Liz! I live right between Everett and Lynnwood, off 99/Evergreen. Near Jumping Jacks and all the bikini baristas.
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9280242

Welcome to the coast, Liz! I live near Lincoln City, which is definitely driving distance from Cannon Beach. And I have TONS of plants to share that are proven hardy for you. Come on down!
summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9282361

Down here I need to watch more for plants drowning in their pots than anything else.

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