Patio gardening is the easiest way to get into gardening. It can be as simple as buying a hanging basket or patio pot and watering it.
- When the temperature is over 80 or on windy days, all pots will have to be checked daily.
- When the temps get over 100, a wilting plant may not need to be watered. Stick a finger into the pot, if the soil is wet check later.
-Geraniums, Pentas, Salvia, Dianthus, and Roses are all great choices for a pot in the sun
-Begonias, Hydrangeas, Hostas, Ferns, and Japanese Maples are well suited to pots in shady to partial sun spots.
-Never buy a potting soil with fertilizer already in it, they are never in the right proportions for any plant.
-Potted plants need supplemental fertilizer. Apply a slow release as soon as possible to prevent burning in the heat of summer.