Let’s hope for a thick blanket of snow over the garden this winter. A snow-covered garden is best for plants. Ice is better left for the rink or your drink.
November in the garden
Herbaceous perennials in pots — plants that die back and are dormant in winter — need to be protected. Here’s 3 ways for overwintering perennials in pots.
The optimal planting time depends on what you’re planting. Perennial plants are best planted in spring, but it’s better to plant peonies in the fall.
In winter, you can enjoy fresh herbs like basil and crisp, fresh salad greens by growing microgreens indoors. Here’s how.
Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.
A clump of fall-blooming azure ‘Arendsii’ monkshood is in full flower, and looking like several frosty nights have only spurred it on.
The brown phase of the spent flowers of astilbes provides interest all through the cold season. It’s a versatile plant partner in a winter garden.
With frost, it the time for putting roses to bed. The process for roses to acclimatize to winter dormancy is slow and gradual. What to do when.
When it’s time to begin to winterize roses, give special attention to rose climbers such as ‘Clair Matin.’
Here are five lawn tips for late fall. Mulching leaves and letting the roughly chopped leaves remain will provide organic mulch for the lawn.
Leaves left in a pile and exposed to moisture will compost into a dark crumbly mass of leaf mould, which is an effective conditioning material.
Small shrubs will take on bright autumn hues. ‘Mount Airy’ fothergilla’s fall foliage is a lovely shade of orange-apricot.