Posts Tagged: Winter Prep

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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