Planting – Perennials In Summer

Q: In spring, I planted some arborvitae and other shrubs but stopped for the summer months. I have noticed nurseries having great sales on perennials, shrubs, trees, etc. Can I buy plants now, keep them in the containers in my yard until fall planting?

A: Yes, you could try, but watering the plants in containers would be more work than planting them in the ground and watering as needed in summer. In either case your goal for new plants is to keep the soil moist but not soggy. If you aren’t planning a vacation, planting in summer is fine.

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