Its very disheartening to go out and find one of your carefully nurtured Brugmansia lying on its side, the one branch that is heavily laden with unopened buds snapped of and rapidly wilting. There are a number of things that you can do to prevent sudden winds from damaging your brugs (or other big plants), here are ten tips for those of us who grow Brugmansias in pots.
|Partially buried pots can have the pot disguised by foreground plantings. Here a cv "Jean Pasko" has the pot hidden by a planting of Tagetes marigolds.|
Inexpensive coat hangers from a big box hardware store make good hooks to go over the rims of plant pots. We use four hook per pot with wire, which then is attached by a bolt to the tree stump the pot is sitting on. If the pot is nestled inside shrubby grown covers like cottoneater or junipers, another hook can be use to tie down the pot to the branches of the ground cover.