Commercial landscapers are pulling perfectly good plantings in preparation for the first frost but it seems so cold!
They might look pretty pathetic at the moment, but so many of those deciduous trees and shrubs that you find on sale right now, are a smart gardener’s best friend.
Some of the best things in my garden I didn’t plant but I’m glad mother Nature has a green thumb!
By moving plants correctly early in the fall, you have a good chance they’ll be happily leafing out and blooming in their new spots next spring.
Just as fall is the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs, it’s also a good time to move them if you have to.
Whether you’re closing up a cabin, saying so long to the shore, or just puttering on a patio over Labor Day weekend, here are some easy ways to keep what’s growing looking better in the weeks to come.
The Hardy Plant Society’s Fall Gardener’s Market is this Saturday, August 24th from 9 am to 2 pm. It’s free and open to everyone.
Maybe you’ve had a holly or a spruce or some deciduous tree or shrub in a pot since the spring that’s been doing fine all summer. Time to move it to a bigger pot.
There’s a lot to be said for late bloomers. Not only do they extend the beauty of summer, they feed our precious pollinators.
Long before you could ever go out and plant annuals in the spring, fall-planted pansies are already in full bloom!
By planting pansies now, while you can still get a trowel in the ground, you’ll get to see pansies blooming on those sunny days in February just when you’re wondering if spring will ever come.
As you clean up your garden for the winter, clean out every place where you planted impatiens this year to prevent the spread of downy mildew.
When you’re cleaning up your garden this fall, be careful where you put plants that had a disease.
Even though fall has arrived, all is not lost in your garden. Plants that hate the heat and thrive in the cooler seasons are happy to be back in your garden – and on your table once again – come September.
Somehow, chrysanthemums became the official flower of fall and I’m not sure why – since mums aren’t American at all, and American asters have just as much to offer!