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GARDENING CORNER

Gardening Team with Head Gardener, Marjorie Currey

With the evolution of our four seasons, Head Gardener, Marjorie Currey, showcases the ever-changing Gardens at Willows Lodge and shares her tips for the home gardener.

 

AUTUMN GARDENING TIPS

 

* Late summer and early autumn is the best time to divide perennials that bloom in the spring and summer.

* Plant trees and shrubs, allowing enough time for roots to develop before freezing temperatures arrive.

* Apply broadleaf weed control to lawns.

* Deadhead perennials and discard dead and diseased foliate to reduce infection next year.

* Begin planting spring flowering bulbs in mid to late September.  Hint: if you plant your display of tulips with half stem side down and half flower bud down, you will achieve a longer display as the bud side down bulbs will need to turn in order to push growth.

* Fall is a great time to plant attractive containers   Here are a few of my favorites for your container:

Heuchera Coral Bells - "Dolce Licorice" or "Peach Melba"
Festuca Glauca - Blue Oat Grass
Flowering Verbena
Oxalis Vulcanicola "Charmed Wine"
 

Lastly, remember to take time to have a glass of wine and enjoy your garden.

 

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