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.
Now that February is coming to a close, some shrubs and trees can be pruned. This is an especially good time to do this because the leaves are not in the way and you can see where branches are rubbing on each other and causing weak places where insects and other diseases can get in. Here's information from the Steins Gardening Calendar:
There's still time to plant fall bulbs - the ground doesn't really freeze until about Thanksgiving. Water them well and mulch after planting for great results in the spring.
September is here and soon it will feel like fall. I like to have plants in my yard that give nice fall color because after summer is over and flowers are mostly done blooming, I miss the color they offered. There are flowers you can buy (mums, ornamental kale, etc), but why not add some shrubs to you landscape that also give fall color? Here's a few that are beautiful in the fall: