Fall Is For Planting, So Plant More Plants!
This time of year is an ideal time to plant more plants in our mid-atlantic landscapes. The fall temperatures make working the garden far easier on us than in the summer and if we are not stressed then rest assured, neither are the plants! The soil moisture is up due to the recent and regular rains we receive and the falling night temperatures are lowering the soil temperatures as well.
With landscape renovation ideas fresh on your mind, take the time now to make those changes. Garden Centers are filled with plants that suit your garden dreams, just remember to leave some room to plant summer flowering annuals next spring! From now, October until Christmas, it is the perfect time to plant bulbs, shrubs and trees. Perennials are planted from now until Thanksgiving. Remember to mulch them well for the winter.
I encourage you to evaluate your gardens and plant more plants now because Fall is for Planting! Not only will planting more plants help save the bay but a lovely landscape increases the curb appeal and the value of your home. Plus, a beautiful landscape is inviting to return home to at the end of each day.
If you need assistance with planning or renovating your landscape please contact the The Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Plant More Plants, or your local garden center.
Peggy Singlemann is a regular guest on Virginia Home Grown, and shares expert gardening tips and information either from the beautiful grounds of Maymont or by answering your questions in our studio.