Planting a Summer Pot

Summer-flowering plants go on sale from late spring. Arrange them on the ground before buying, to ensure a lively mix of colors, shapes, and heights. Select plants that will flower all summer.

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Step 4

Put in the outer plants, making sure they have room to spread. Finally, give the pot a good soaking with an upturned rose spray. Turn the pot daily so that the plants do not all lean one way toward the light.

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