Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Many gardeners have containers in their gardens, patios and entrance ways. There is no need to give up on them just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are in most need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, as long as they are frost resistant. Creating a winter design is not difficult but plants are less cold hardy in a container than when planted in the ground because the roots are not insulated from the freezing…continue reading →
7 Reasons Why You Should Plant Your Spring Garden in the Fall

7 Reasons Why You Should Plant Your Spring Garden in the Fall

1. Its cooler out, which is great for both plants and gardeners. Gardeners can take advantage of milder temperatures and enjoy fall planting without the sweat and oppressive heat of spring or summer. Ideally your fall planting should be done by early November, about 6 weeks before hard frost. And for the plants, cooler temperatures are ideal for root development because the ground and soil is still warm which will allow roots to grow until the ground freezes. 2. Spring weather can be volatile while fall tends to be milder. With less rain…continue reading →