Week 13 – Add some tropicals to your patio

There was still lots to do in the garden today and the apprentices were out in full force.  There was more trenching and it was time to fertilize all the pots so they will be in tip top shape for the tour.  The flamingos are not pink with envy anymore.   They are envious of the lilacs blooming right now.  It was time to fertilize with our bloom and grow today.  500 pots takes quite awhile so three dedicated themselves to getting the job done.

Also today we discussed indoor plants you can bring outside.  It’s time to drag some of those plants out of the house, dust them off, and decorate your outdoor living area, patio or deck.

There are some great tropical plants you can put outside and then bring in for the winter and they will last for years.

Tropicals you can put outside are bananas, lemons, limes, palms, pony tail palm (not a true palm), Bougainvillea, Mandeville, hibiscus and cannas.  Many houseplants like it outside in the summer.

Here are a few pictures from Rob’s patio.

Happy Gardening!!

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About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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2 Responses to Week 13 – Add some tropicals to your patio

  1. Karen & Leroy says:

    Up here in Alaska, houseplants pick up little bugs outside. When houseplants come in when it starts getting cold, bugs come in too. The bugs migrate to healthy houseplants. How do I stop the migration in its tracks?

  2. pbodwell says:

    What type of plants do you bring in and what type of bugs are they? If possible, wash the plants off as soon as you bring them inside (or right before).

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