Can plants survive winter in pots?
Luckily for gardeners in mild-winter regions (the warmer parts of Zone 8 and south), container-grown plants require little or no winterizing beyond moving pots to more sheltered locations and perhaps covering them with frost blankets when freezing temperatures are expected.
How do you keep outdoor potted plants alive in the winter?
To keep outdoor plants alive through the winter months you will need to water them thoroughly. Insulate the watered soil with mulch to retain moisture and warmth. Cover and enclose the plants as necessary to prevent frost.
What can I plant in pots now?
Top 10 plants for containers
- Coreopsis tinctoria.
- Busy Lizzies (impatiens)
- Euonymus ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’
- Pittosporum tenuifolium.
- Skimmia japonica.