To plant or not?

kruiseSeptember 13, 2008

The landscaper I was suppose to be wokring with is MIA. I have several plants sitting in my backyard waiting to be planted. Unfortunately, I don't have a plan so I'll have to hire someone new but I don't really anything is going to happen this year. Should I leave the plants as they are from the nurseries or should I plant them in a temporary bed over the winter?

I have a mixture of evergreen and deciduous shurbs. And there is one perennial. Location is Olympia WA.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Depends on how tired they are of being in the pots. Probably most need to get out of them. Also depends on how hardy each kind is, if some of them might be damaged during the winter sitting above ground in containers.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 11:21PM
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If the groundwork is done I'll come over and plant them for 20 bucks an hour with a 100 dollar driving fee.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 10:29PM
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plant them. Fall is an excellent time to plant and holding in pots is not the best for them.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 3:45AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Roots grow ever outward, that is their mission. Pots are traps for plants. Roots aren't supposed to grow in circles.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 1:34PM
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