Make the Most of Fall Planting Time!

By October 9, 2017 Bulbs No Comments

Today’s cold-hardier Hydrangeas even go into zone 3, but sometimes the ground freezes before you can get them planted.

The fall season is quickly slipping away! What can we do to make the most of our limited time in the garden?

Prepare Planting Sites

As it gets colder, it will no longer be safe to ship some plant items to northern hardiness zones. And if you live in frost-prone zones and are expecting plants in the mail, take a moment to prepare your planting hole now, then mulch it over. That way, it will be ready to go even if an early frost makes the ground hard.

Here in the south, we still have a few more weeks of good planting weather, and we should take advantage of it. A few things to do:

Sow Bulbs and Seeds for Spring

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This is the perfect time for planting flower bulbs or wild flower seeds for next season, adding new shrubs or trees to your garden, and getting those roses into the ground. planting now will give all of your plants time to establish over the winter and really shine next spring. Fall reall is the best time for planting–it’s cool, there are fewer pests, and your plants perform better in the spring.

Start Amaryllis in early fall for blooms over the holidays!

Order Amaryllis Bulbs

Also, be sure to order your amaryllis for the holidays very soon. You want to give them about 6 weeks to bloom if you are going to decorate with them this holiday season. Live decorations are also great gifts–give an amaryllis today.

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