Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Garden Chores Part 1

What should you be doing in your garden now that fall is here? 

October Garden Chores Part 1: 

#1. Frost warnings this year mean that the first thing you should do is bring your house plants inside and repot them if needed. How can you tell if a plant needs to be repotted? 

If a plant is "root bound", it is time to step up the plant to a slightly larger pot.



And to help motivate you before the early frost arrives, all potting soil, pottery, plant stands, and saucers are 15% off at Victoria Gardens.


#2 Sunday October 7th 

Start planning your winter garden.

Plant winter interest like 'Winter Gem' boxwoods, 'Grey Owl' Junipers, Redtwig dogwood, Blue Spruce, and Holly. Adding structures like arbors and trellises can also give your garden added interest, especially covered in snow.

#3 Plant that tree or shrub!

You couldn't ask for better planting weather. The cool nights and all this rain are perfect for new plantings. Even though the air is cooling off the ground is still warm. This combination triggers root growth, which is especially beneficial for trees and shrubs. 



So if you want to plant a weeping Katsura or or a hedge of Golden Winterberry, Callicarpa, or other fall-fruiting shrubs, now is the time!

We have beautiful and healthy perennials, trees and shrubs in the nursery, just take note of our October hours:


OCTOBER HOURS

10am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Saturdays 10am - 6pm

Sundays 10am - 4pm


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