A Prime Gardening Month
Early fall has always been an important month to accomplish many of the tasks that make gardening such a joy. Here in Ohio, the weather is ideal for enjoying the outdoors. In September it is still a bit hot and sometimes late summer drought hangs on, but that just means making sure that newly divided and planted perennials should be kept watered- not usually a hard chore.
What do I like to do in September? Beside visiting a festival or two, I like making the rounds of local garden centers to see what they have to offer. Purchases of bulbs, additional perennials, and a shrub or two that I might have planned for, are always fun. The pace of early fall is never as frenzied as the springtime, but the conditions for planting are as good.
The new pages on the site:
Monochromatic Gardens gives some insight into what this design style can do for your home, since this is an easy way to put together a spectacular looking garden.
A page on Garden Phlox and on Chrysanthemums are slated for this month. Garden phlox, or tall phlox as they are sometimes called, bloom in midsummer, but this month is ideal for planting them. We all know that chrysanthemums are the premier flower for fall color. So I thought I would highlight them!