Archive for fall

October Gardening Guide

Many local nurseries (especially Randy’s Perennials and Water Gardens) will be offering some great deals this month, so October is a good time to be planting perennials, trees, and shrubs.  In much of our area, it’s safe to plant trees and shrubs if the ground isn’t frozen, as long as you’re willing to provide adequate […]

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September Gardening Guide

We’ve already had some beautifully cool nights and mornings, and it’s just the end of the first week of September.  Add some clouds, and you have quite the spectacular dawn right in your own backyard.  Admittedly, some of this will sound exactly like August’s gardening guide.  And in some ways, you’ll be busier in the […]

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Fall Gardening – Are You Ready For Another Go?

Fall is a great time to grow vegetables that prefer or tolerate cooler temperatures and cooler, moister soil.  The bugs are hopefully less plentiful in the fall as well, making for a pleasant experience for both garden and gardener.  The important thing to remember is that most cool weather plants need to be pretty well […]

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Out In The Garden It’s Time To Settle In For Winter

Colder weather is on its way, but you still have a little time left to get a few things growing in the garden and prepare others for the threats of winter.  There shouldn’t be too many insect pests dining on your garden and landscape plants now that the weather is a bit cooler.  You should have […]

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Taking Care Of Fall Business

Believe it or not, you can still plant veggies for winter or spring harvest.  Many crops are generally pretty cold hardy in our area, and if they require protection, it’s usually as simple as heavy mulch, or protecting the leaves from ice by wrapping the plant or installing row covers if you have a lot […]

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Brighten Up The Cold Days Ahead With Pansies, Flowering Kale, and Snapdragons

Chrysanthemums aren’t the only richly colored flowers perking up the cooler days ahead.  Pansies, ornamental (aka flowering) cabbage and kale, and snapdragons are perfectly suited for our fall and winter climates.  They’re all easy to grow, and you can plant them as annuals in containers, or plant them in beds.  The ornamental cabbage and kale […]

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Mum’s The Word For Fall Flowers

You’ll soon be waking up to brisk fall mornings, and contemplating how you’re going to decorate for fall.  And that usually means a trip to the nursery for some gorgeously plump and colorful potted chrysanthemums (aka mums).  Chrysanthemums are some of the most rewarding fall bloomers in the garden as well. Chrysanthemums, which are native […]

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