Q: I recently purchased a Teddy Bear magnolia in a three gallon container. It’s gotten so hot, I wonder if I should keep it in the container or plant it.
A: : I think there will be more stress on the magnolia growing in the pot than in the ground. Loosen a wide area around the planting spot, untangle the roots as you plant, apply mulch 3′ from the trunk in all directions and resolve to give it 10 gallons of water once per week in the absence of rain. No vacations for you this summer!