Fall Is Mellowing
Fall is an excellent time to prepare new gardens for planting the next spring. When you prepare gardens in the spring any amendments you put in may not have time to break down and be available to the plants right away. Not only that you can put amendments into the garden, which you can’t in the spring.
We no longer need to plow huge gardens, but growing flowers and food crops still bring a lot of pleasure and [...]
I was shocked to see my geraniums still alive after several days of below freezing temperatures.
The last three days we’ve had killing frosts. Frosts hard enough to create ice on the tops of standing water. However, when I looked out in my yard I was surprised to find some plants still standing tall and blooming. So, here a list of plants that I found are frost tolerant. Of course this doesn’t mean that if you get into the low-20s [...]
Asters come in pink, lavender, and white
As the summer comes to an end your yard may be looking a little tired. The green of the trees has lost its vibrancy, annuals are looking bedraggled from heat stress, and perennials are finished with their bloom.
For most people the flowers of fall are pansies and chrysanthemums, however, there are a lot of other plants you can add to your garden to spark things up.
Fall clematis, sweet smelling ocean of white [...]
If you are lucky enough to live in an area of the country that doesn’t get its first frost until mid-October, you can start a second vegetable garden. Starting from the beginning of August in some areas and ending at the end of August for other area, depending on their first frost date, you can plant all kinds of vegetables for fall and winter harvest.
Many of your spring crops will produce a great fall crop. Some of them [...]