Sunnyside Gift Cards

Give the gift of Sunnyside!

A great gift for anyone on your list

menu dropdown icon
Christmas Tree Lot

FRASER FIR. CANAAN FIR. BALSAM FIR. The tree lot is opening November 17th!



Eucalyptus pods


Pink Pepperberry

RIP petunias–Caring for Ceramic Pots

Posted by on October 31st 2017 in blog

blue pottery 2

Fall is quickly turning to winter in Minnesota, so it’s time to think about what to do with the beautiful ceramic containers that served you so well over the spring, summer, and fall. Sunnyside Gardens recommends that you DO NOT leave them out over the winter. If you must keep them out because of size, we suggest you try to remove all the soil, and keep them as dry as you can. We’ve seen some home-owners cover them in a large plastic garbage bag to prevent snow and water accumulating in the container.

If you like to keep your ceramic pots out to use for winter decorating, consider emptying them out, lining them with plastic, and then placing plastic drop-in containers full of your tree top arrangements to prevent winter precipitation from accumulating in the clay.

If, despite your best efforts, you do get splits or cracks, fill in the cracks immediately with clear silicone.

How long your ceramic pottery lasts depends on how it’s cared for. By taking some precautions, however, you may be able to keep them beautiful for years.

Share This Article:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Map to Sunnyside Gardens

3723 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-2654

Get Directions

Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

Contact A

image of gardening supplies

Schedule time with one of our experts to plan out your next landscaping project!

Ask A Question