Gardening has been a lifelong passion for Wende and she’d like to share her passion with her readers. Follow her as she writes about her gardening adventures, lists tasks to do depending on the season, and gives easy to understand gardening advice.
Gardening of all types is a life-long passion of mine. In my past I was a Master Gardener with the UW Extension office, have done extensive landscaping projects of my own, plus I draw an occasional landscape plan, and give tons of free advice.
Ever since I was a little girl helping my dad while we weeded and planted flowers and veggies, I’ve loved to get out there and play in the dirt. Recently I lived in a condo for a few years where I had very small flower beds to play around in, and I’ve really been missing having a yard. I’ve felt so disconnected from it during the time I was living in my condo. So… I just purchased a home here and am so excited to have a yard again!
As Fall brings freezing temps at night, annuals have all but disappeared, but that doesn't mean that your garden has to stop showing off. There are some cold temperature hardy plants that provide beautiful color and interesting shapes during this season. Ornamental kale is one of my favorites.
With a heart of pinks, purples, and whites surrounded by curley leaves, ornamental kale is just getting started. It will survive these frosty nights just fine and looks great next to your mums and fall asters.