Patio containers and pots must drain freely, but they need daily watering in the heat we've been experiencing.

Patio containers and pots must drain freely, but they need daily watering in the heat we've been experiencing.

Leave one to two inches between the soil line and the lip of the container to hold water. Soak the soil until you can see water running through the drain holes. Before you go away for a few days, move the pot into a sheltered, shady location and then water thoroughly.

—The Washington Post