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Fall Blooming Chrysanthemums

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She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:16
   

  Fall blooming Chrysanthemums, picture provided by www.flowerpictures.net  

Plant & Divide

  • Plant spring bulbs.
  • Plant cover crops.
  • Plant and divide ponies and plox.

Clean up & Harvest

  • Continue clean up of flower beds and borders touched by frost.
  • Burn excess from cleanup that may harbor disease.
  • Cut back long vines and canes.
  • Harvest and store tree fruits as they ripen.

Water & Mulch

  • Water deeply newly planted trees and shrubs before hard freeze.
  • Mulch roses, shrubs, perennials, and newly planted trees.
  • Continue to water fall bloomers as needed.
  • Bring in remaining houseplants before hard freeze.

 

Garden Planning and Design Tip:   Fall bloomers will provide bold competition for the changing leaves on trees.  Now is the best time to plant bulbs for Spring, dividing overgrown plants, and cleaning up gardens before cooler temperatures arrive.

 

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