Beckie Fox's garden newsletter
To fill that floral gap, I started amaryllis, hyacinths and paper whites in soil or pebbles a few weeks ago. I had hoped for a few blooms over the holidays, but at the rate some are progressing, I may have a floriferous January instead.
Gardening in the fall is as much about planning for spring as it is preparing for winter. And because I’d much rather think about spring than winter, I’m planning to follow Dugald Cameron’s detailed instructions on how to plant bulbs in containers now so I have them to use in spring containers on the porch next spring.
Decisions need to be made on how to overwinter herbaceous perennials that have been growing outdoors in containers. In addition to perennials, I also have a few clematis in pots to store.
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Winter containers use branches from shrubs and trees to add colour and texture for winter arrangements that will last until spring.
If you still have some bulbs to plant, try growing them in containers indoors. Forcing bulbs provides mid-winter blooms.
Now is the time to consider the winter garden, and my hope is that you have some dwarf conifers to give character and substance in this cold season.
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