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Waco woman says protecting plants in the summer is important

Posted at 9:10 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 12:34:19-04

WACO, TX — Protecting your plants in the winter is just as important during the summer months.

Blyenda Reich, an avid plant protector, taught us how to keep our plants safe in the winter. And because of what she did, Reich has a gorgeous landscape to show off this summer.

It's a true commitment to take care of plants and flowers, but it's all worth it in the end.

"They get more pretty every year that you keep them in the garage and don't let them freeze out. You have more blooms and they just thrive more when you take care of them during the winter months too," Reich said.

Reich has had most of her plants for more than five years. She takes pride in keeping them alive and well.

She said she comes out each morning to water and make sure they're all doing well.

"When you're sitting in the yard it makes it really nice to look around and have nice things around you and the birds love it," Reich said.

She says you can buy plants anywhere as long as you pay attention to the little white tag that comes with each plant purchase.

"The main important thing is that it comes with a little ticket it tells you what to do and the main thing is to do that what the ticket says," Reich said.

Throwing away the instructions is the biggest mistake anyone could make to keep the plant healthy.

"Not knowing the care of them y'know because they didn't read the instructions to take care of it," Reich siad.

Another big mistake is not knowing the correct way to water.

According to Garden Therapy, watering in the morning or early evening is the best for your garden. If you're watering midday its likely that the water will evaporate more quickly meaning less moisture to your plants.

For more tips on keeping your plants alive during the summer, visit the Garden Therapy website.