Pacific Northwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Insulate Outdoor Containers
If you overwinter perennials in containers you'll want to protect the root systems from extreme cold. I wrap my containerized plants with bubble wrap or other insulating material to help keep the potting soil and roots from freezing solid. Move the pots to a protected area near the foundation of your home and be sure to water on occasion to keep the soil from completely drying out.

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Paul Ecke Ranch Poinsettias
For in-depth information about poinsettias, including the newest introductions, visit the Paul Ecke Ranch website. Known worldwide for its poinsettia introductions, Ecke Ranch growers are the experts when it comes to user-friendly plant care guides, including tips to help you keep your poinsettia plants healthy all year 'round.

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