KC Gardens

Overwintering containers (with bargain plants)


I have several small shrubs (Euonymus) and one hydrangea I purchased on clearance this week but cannot plant them until Spring due to planning a new garden bed. Can I repot them in larger pots then sink them in a raised empty bed I have until Spring? Or should I just move them to my unheated and not very lighted garage for the winter. Just couldn’t pass up a bargain! - Carolyn -


  1. 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    My vote would be to repot and sink the pots in the raised bed, not too close to the edge. This will keep them fully acclimated to the outdoors. Since they have probably had a long season, I’d give them some starter fertilizer too. Keep them watered during the winter and relocate in the spring to the permanent location.

    Good luck.

    Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

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