Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simply Fall Planting

The cool crisp nights are starting to creep in us, so it's time to prepare for Fall.  I love this time of year. The harvests are almost done and we are beginning to look ahead for next year's spring.  It may seem unusual, but now is the perfect time to begin planting. You may think it strange, but the ground temperatures are perfect to plant your new trees and shrubs.  In the spring, the ground is still warming to optimal temperatures, so planting in the fall allows the roots to start developing immediately. You will also want to plant your spring bulbs. If you have Irises and/or Hostas, now is the time to divide them.  Peonies are best transplanted in the Fall as well.  Keep in mind that you will still want to water the plants regularly until the ground begins to freeze.  A few other benefits of Fall planting is that the bugs and pests are starting to dwindle, and the weather is usually not as volatile as the Spring.

I hope everyone has a great day, and we'll see you on Friday for the Recipe of the Week.  Till next time!

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