Expert Garden Container Advice for Freezing Temperatures

These simple steps give the best protection to containers in advance of freezing temperatures. JRB winter containers are filled with hardy plants and flowers that depend on small touches to ensure their health through frost, ice, or snow that Mother Nature sends.

cover garden containers in winter

  1. Water is essential, and check that the water can drain. Moisture supports root health during harsh conditions.
  2. Relocate smaller, portable containers to the garage, just inside onto a towel, or under the porch.
  3. Cover containers left outside. First, slide two tall sticks inside the container, then wrap a sheet around. Use chip clips to affix the covering to the sticks.
    • Pro Tip: Plastic isn’t fantastic. Bed sheet or fabric shower curtain coverings allow for airflow.

3 Simple Tips for Healthy Indoor Plant Containers in Winter

We love our indoor containers, too. Care for your indoor plant babies this winter with this quick TLC treatment.

Indoor container

  1. Feed me. Instead of laying off fertilizer in winter, feed a liquid fertilizer every six weeks throughout winter. JRB finds it’s very beneficial to keep plants strong.
  2. Hydrate me. Indoor heating dries out plants. Recheck how frequently you water. Most tropical plants like to get just a little dry in between watering. Check the top 2” of soil to gauge the moisture level.
  3. Shower me? Yes, if you can safely transport sturdier plants into the shower, a gentle spray helps rinse off dust and some mites.
    • Pro Tip: Refresh smaller plants that have tender leaves, like begonias, with a damp cloth.