Tag: autumn

Division Renovates Tired Old Perennials

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Autumn is a time for planting partly because it is when many plants are beginning their winter dormancy. They are, or will soon be,...

Autumn Weather Prompts Foliar Color

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UNITED STATES—Mild climates allow more flowers to bloom through autumn and winter here than in most other parts of America. That is why cool...

Mulch Is Imitation Of Nature

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UNITED STATES—Every living thing in our gardens came from the wild somewhere. A few plants might be natives trying to adapt to synthetic landscapes....

Bulbs For Spring Get Planted Now

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UNITED STATES—To those who do not enjoy gardening, the process of planting dormant bulbs must seem to be blatantly unproductive. Those of us who...

Fertilizer For The Last Time

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UNITED STATES—For many of us, this might seem to be irrelevant. We do not apply fertilizer to our landscapes and gardens. Some of us...

Get Cool Season Vegetable Plants Going

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UNITED STATES—The difficult part will be removing the aging warm season vegetable plants while they are still trying to produce. That is one of...

Football Season Is Upon Us!

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UNITED STATES—Good riddance summer, hello fall! I will be the first to tell you all I am glad summer is behind us. I have...

Propagation Of Perennials By Division

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for more than planting. It is when most of the aggressive pruning gets stared. It might be the best time to...

Fall Color Is More Foliar

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UNITED STATES—As zinnias, petunias, cosmos and other warm season annuals fade in the cooling weather, we might add a few chrysanthemums or marigolds for...

Mulch Suits Autumn Quite Naturally

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UNITED STATES—It is silly for us to think that we know more about gardening that the plants who live out in the garden full...

Autumn Is For Planting – Especially Bulbs

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting. Cliche? Yes, but true. Autumn is when most plants are beginning dormancy, and are therefore not so bothered by...

Take It Slowly In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—No more fertilizer! . . . almost. The main exception is turf that might need a bit of fertilizer if it must stay...

Leaves Are Starting To Fall

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is slow in getting here. Yes, as of last Sunday, it is now autumn. The date is determined by the equinox, so...

Indian Summer Is The Norm

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UNITED STATES—The popular definition of 'Indian summer' suggests that it is unseasonably warm and dry weather in spring or autumn, and that it typically...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...

Autumn Color That Proves It

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UNITED STATES—There may not be a good time to talk about it this year. The late warmth really put a damper on some of...

Gutters And Chimneys Need Attention

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UNITED STATES—There is no time that is best to clean the gutters on the eaves. They should probably be cleaned early before the debris...

Why Autumn Is Also Fall

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UNITED STATES—The calender says that it is now autumn. The weather does not necessarily agree. Some of the trees are dropping their leaves. However,...

Timing Is Everything For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—There are certain disadvantages to gardening in such a perfect climate. We can not grow things that require significant chilling in winter. Nor...

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

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UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....
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