Prepare for the winter season with help from Tricia at Peaceful Valley in her video on fall vegetable care.
I grew some perennials in containers this year that are not hardy in my area. What should I do with them over the winter?
What’s the difference between a frost and a freeze, when mentioned on the weather report?
Virtues: A truly hardy, perennial mum, ‘Clara Curtis’ will return year after year to bloom with soft pink daisy flowers in the fall.
Question: With the first frost coming soon, which vegetables will survive unprotected in the garden?
Division is one of the easiest ways to propagate perennials. It’s also a life-saving measure for some plants that need to be divided periodically for the health of the plant. (Irises, coreopses and Shasta daisies will eventually die if they’re … Read Article
Virtues: We love ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass for its feathery spires that appear in the summer and remain upright all through winter. It provides an excellent vertical accent for borders and narrow spaces. Common name: ‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed … Read Article
Question: I planted two butterfly bushes. One reached 5 feet, the other 4. Should I cut them back this fall or wait until spring?
Virtues: We love ‘Glamour Red’ ornamental kale for its hot pink burst of color that adds unexpected brightness to any fall garden. It works well as an edging, or as a fun addition to any cool-season container or hanging basket.
Although peonies may be divided right after they bloom in early summer, many gardeners prefer to take on this task in the fall. The Flower Gardener’s Bible, by Lewis Hill and Nancy Hill, explains how to divide them in four … Read Article
Question: Each fall, I purchase pots of blooming mums to add to my fall garden. They are supposed to be hardy, but many fail to survive the winter. What should I do?