Over wintering potted plants

Asked September 14, 2020, 6:50 PM EDT

Hello, I have purchased some plants for my new shade garden but I am getting behind in making the shade garden. They are still in the nursery pots. If I don't get the garden designed before winter can I over winter them by putting the plant (still in the pot) in the ground and cover with leaves? Thank you.

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Yes, you can bury the whole pot in your garden, as though you were planting it pot and all. The surrounding soil will protect perennials that are hardy to your zone just like the ones you have planted in the ground. Mulch it like you would any perennial.