Posts Tagged: Fall

Featured plant – Rough Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

Author: Lisa Trapp

There is an interesting time in the gardens when summer is ending but fall hasn’t quite arrived. It is brief, but very special. The late afternoons still provide intense sun and waves of heat, but the early mornings have a chill that whispers of the coming fall. Many flowers are giving way to seeds and husks, but the gardens are still very much alive. It is easy to miss the changes that are happening.

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Preparing the Perennial Garden for Winter’s Rest

Author: Mary Petres

Despite the unbearable heat these last few weeks, there are hints of fall in the air.  What does this signify for the gardener and our gardens?

Over the next three months we will begin to put our gardens to bed.  How we do this depends on our objective.  Traditionally, many of us feel the need to have a “clean slate” moving into winter.  We cut all the spent flower stalks to the ground and throw them in the trash or compost. 

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