October is the perfect time to prepare your container garden for winter. Perennials potted in containers need a little extra care before the winter since their roots are not protected as well as they would be if in the ground. Wrap your potted plants with burlap so air can still circulate and moisture can get in. Most hardware and garden stores sell rolls of burlap. Just unroll enough to cover the base of each plant and a little higher. This will help to better insulate the plant’s roots. Wrap it like a shawl around the plant and staple, tie, or tape it together so it will hold secure.
In the spring time you should see new growth. At that time remove the burlap and the dead foliage and watch your plant come back to life!| Print