In the Garden
• Fall is for planting. Now is the very best time to plant just about everything. Warm soil, cooler air and (hopefully) rain make for well-established plants that really burst forth next spring.
• Refresh your garden. After our hot, hot summers, it’s time to refresh with seasonal colour. Cool-season flowers to plant now are Mums and Kale.
• Plant bulbs. Yes, they’re delayed satisfaction, but flowering bulbs are nice spring surprises. You’ll be glad you did. Bulbs are easy: dig, drop, done! There are lots of choices; for early spring blossom we have Crocuses and Daffodils – and later we have Tulips and Allium.
• Divide and transplant all types of perennials.
• Ornamental grasses add movement and interesting texture to gardens. The choices are amazing—from delicate, fine-textured gems to bold, colorful statements. They’re low care, dramatic and have a great fall look.
In the Home
• Houseplants - unfortunately - sometimes need to be tossed. Remember, tropical plants weren’t created to be indoors— we just use them that way. After time, they can become thin, pale, and straggly. Replace them when the time comes; you’ll be glad you did.
• Reduce watering for houseplants. Plants grow slower because of reduced sunlight. Move houseplants in the house to areas of maximum sunlight exposure. At this time of year, plants are more at risk from over-watering than under-watering.