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Past Issues Of Wildflower Magazine

Wildflower is published quarterly by the Wildflower Center. Its content is national in scope with articles about the conservation and use of native plants as well as news from the Wildflower Center. A subscription is provided to Wildflower Center members as a benefit of membership.

Root Of The Matter: How To Pot A Potted Plant - Spring 2003

So you've stocked up on your favorite natives at the spring plant sales - now what? Planting a potted plant isn't entirely intuitive. Here's our step-by-step guide to planting with success.
How To Pot A Potted Plant
 
How To Pot A Potted Plant
 
How To Pot A Potted Plant
1) DIG a hole that is 1-1/2 times the diameter of your pot. (The hole does not have to be round.)2) CHECK to make sure that the soil is moist before you carefully remove the plant from the pot.3) LOOSEN the roots from the pot gently before placing in the hole. The soil on the plant should be level to the surrounding ground.
How To Pot A Potted Plant
 
How To Pot A Potted Plant
 
How To Pot A Potted Plant
4) BACKFILL (or return the soil to the hole) until the soil is level. 5) TAP the soils around the plant to make sure ir is secure ij the ground. 6) WATER approximately for the size of your new plant.
Root Of The Matter is published in Native Plants, the quarterly magazine of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. A subscription to Native Plants is one of many benefits of joining the Wildflower Center as a supporting member. Click here to become a member and begin receiving Native Plants magazine today!

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