boxwood topiaries

pmcgrady626April 7, 2013

I just planted boxwood topiaries on my covered front porch that faces the west. How often should I water these topiaries? They are planted in urns.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Do the urns have drain holes?

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 3:18PM
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pmcgrady626

Yes they do.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 9:58PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That's good, you don't have to worry about excess water being unable to escape. Just water when dry.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 8:50AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Purple 's answer is the best one. No one can tell you how often to water any plant ; that task depends upon too many factors! Only you can judge when it's time to water by testing the moistness of the soil.

Hopefully, you're using a medium that is porous, allowing the water to travel throughout the pot so that it can do its job and then drain quickly from the bottom.

I will suggest that you water thoroughly on watering day, never with sips. Stick your fingers into the soil to help determine moistness. Or better, purchase a small gauge dowel rod, sharpen it, and insert it to judge how wet the soil is....ot not. The rod will be cool and damp if there's a lot of moisture.

If I were you, I'd check frequently until you become more experienced.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 3:02PM
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