Tag Archives: fall

‘Karl Foerster’ Feather Reed Grass

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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 …

‘Glamour Red’ Ornamental Kale

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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.

Dividing Peonies in the Fall

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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 …

Keeping Potted Mums Alive

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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?