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    Posted on December 16th, 2011 Pam No comments

    I am probably the last person in Idaho that has brought in my flower pots. It is never a good idea to leave them outside all winter. Especially if they are the costly terracotta pots. They can break down over winter from freezing and thawing and eventually deteriorate into a pile of expensive red clay. The best solution is to empty the soil onto a compost pile, or place it on the garden. Then move the pots into the basement or garage.

    The earlier that these are brought in the better. I tend to procrastinate because maybe the flowers are still blooming, or something else needs to be done first. But, if these are cleaned up and put away before the snow flies, the pots will be much happier and last much longer.

    How about this idea? Put up the Christmas lights the same day as the pots are put away. You know, when it is still warm outside and before the snow is on the ground. Something for me to work on next year.

    It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.

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