Learn How to Care for Patio Plants | NatureHills.com
Creating A Patio Garden
Creating a patio garden can transform your patio into a celebration of the senses with beauty, fragrance, texture and color. From unique dwarf trees like a Meyer Lemon, bushes in tree form, to colorful shrubs, seasonal perennials, even evergreens to create some privacy. You are only limited by your space & your imagination. Here are some top tips from our Nursery Manager at Nature Hills Nursery.
Utilize trees in pots.
Small trees in big pots are great for patios that lack much ground for planting. A Windmill Palm, Juniper or Arborvitae evergreen will help block unattractive views and even create more privacy. Many Tree Forms offer a unique & compelling displ
Pruning hibiscus is not normally needed for the hardy hibiscus. Actually, these plants are herbaceous perennials, meaning their tops die down to the ground each winter, but new shoots will come roaring back into lush growth when soils warm the following spring. Because the tops die down each year, pruning is generally limited to controlling plant size when it gets too large for its area.
Pruning the dead material back in the fall is recommended. Prune the dead material back to about 8 to 12 inches. Then, apply a thick layer of mulch over the plant roots, 8 to 12 inches, to keep plant roots from freezing.
In the spring, remove the mulch and prune the remaining dead plant material to ground level. The tropical hibiscus can be pruned in