Plastic potted perennials

(Question)

I will be purchasing plastic potted perennials from the garden center this fall on sale for a new spring garden not yet completed. How to I over winter these plants in their pots, in a shed, left in their pots outdoors for winter or find an open spot in the veggie garden and bury the plant in the pot to be pulled up in the spring?

(Answer)

Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gradeners with your inquiry.

Fall is definitely a great time to browse the garden center looking for bargains especially if you are planning a new garden bed in the spring.

At this time of year we have a number of homeowners that are pulled by the draw of those bargains  and as a result have asked similar questions.

The following link from one of our previous posts provides information on the steps you need to take inorder to overwinter your perennials: Overwintering unplanted perennials

Happy bargain shopping!