Archive for October, 2018

Perennials: What not to cut back in Fall

Posted on October 31st, 2018

Nothing says fall is fully here like realizing that mornings start with a frosty car and cranking the heat to get the windows clear. Unfortunately for your plants, there’s no heater to keep them warm, and right about now, your perennials are probably looking pretty sad. If you’re like many gardeners, that means it’s time […]

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Fig Tree Winter Care

Posted on October 25th, 2018

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. Now that covers most plants. But, there is one plant that over- […]

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Citrus winter care

Posted on October 19th, 2018

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. The proper way to handle the transition is to slowly inch […]

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ASTER ‘PURPLE DOME’

Posted on October 18th, 2018

With the end of summer’s heat comes the beginning of fall’s color.  I love asters and fall brings lots of them.  A favorite of mine is Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome.’  Nova-angliae is botanical Latin for New England where this aster is most happy. The flowers are a clear rosy-purple and the foliage is a healthy deep green. Height […]

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HOUSEPLANTS, HOUSEPLANTS EVERYWHERE

Posted on October 12th, 2018

Bringing your houseplants in for winter care If you are like me, your house is starting to look a bit like a beautiful jungle. My lovely houseplants have been basking in the glory of summer outdoors but as the weather starts to shift and temperatures begin dropping into the 50’s, it’s time for them to […]

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