There comes a short pause in a veggie gardener’s time just after all the plants are in and before the battle with weeds or pests begins. This is the perfect time to plan for the fall.
Virtues: We love redvein enkainthus for their clusters of bell-shaped creamy, white flowers marked with radiant red veins that bloom in spring through early summer. Their deep green leaves transform into striking shades of yellow, orange and red in fall.
I have a “Christmas cactus” that always blooms at Thanksgiving. Is there a way to make it bloom a few weeks later?
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?