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As the sun sets on summer, us gardeners tend to get a little melancholy. We're here to tell you that there are many reasons to be excited about the arrival of fall!

Local pros remind us there's still plenty of time to plant in New Hampshire before the frost sets in and they have tips to share. Once your garden chores are done for the season, it's time to sharpen your greatest tool - your mind! To help you, we've curated Fall Garden Advice, Inspiration & Happenings for you from across the state:
Fall Is For Planting
We asked Beth Simpson at Rolling Green Nursery of Greenland about what to plant during the fall. She pointed out, "Many people think that as cooler autumn temperatures creep in, it’s time to stop gardening and start putting our gardens to bed for the winter. Not so! Fall is an ideal time for planting. The weather is cool but the soil is still warm enough for root development, daylight is gentler, and autumn rains typically keep the soil nicely moist. Trees, shrubs, perennials, lawns, vegetables, lawn grass, and yes, even annuals, love this kind of weather."

For fall planting, Beth shares recommendations on what to plant now. Learn More!
Go Big For Your Home This Fall!
We've been hearing a lot of buzz about the quest for Giant Hosta. If you crave bold simplicity, you might appreciate the bounty of Giant Hosta. Nothing delivers awe like these oversize perennials. In search of the most gigantic, we checked in with the experts at in South Hampton and came across their list: Which Are The Largest Of The Giant Hostas

We found varieties available in hues of blue, chartreuse green or gold, as well as variegated patterns. NH Hosta manager, PJ Beaulier, tells us now is an ideal time to plant Giant Hosta in New Hampshire, because the soil is still warm, but the air is cooler, so they won't require as much water and will have plenty of time to establish before the last frost.  
Plant Your Spring Blooming Bulbs Now
There's nothing like taking that first walk in the garden as spring approaches to find you have sprouts of green emerging. By planting spring blooming bulbs in the fall, you can build anticipation and ensure a colorful early season next year. 

The folks at Shady Hill Greenhouses in Londonderry share planting bulb planting advice on how gardeners can create a blooming wonder that stretches from March till the end of June! Learn More!
"Mums" The Word For Fall Color

Chrysanthemum grace gardens and color porches as a quintessential symbol of fall in New Hampshire. Mums are a great way to bring back interest to the garden after summer blooms have gone by.

Cole Gardens of Concord shares how to get the most out of these late season beauties with design ideas and proper care tips. Learn More!

Now Is The Best Time To Fertilize Your Lawn

With summer coming to an end, we think a lot about cleaning up the yard and putting things away for winter. Don't overlook your lawn needs during this time of year. 

If you want to ensure a healthy, green landscape next year, the pros at Alliance Landscaping of Auburn share their tips on fall lawn care and why fertilizing is one of the best things you can do. Learn More!

Fall Events & Local Love

We've scoured the entire state for Fall Events to help you learn, grow and get outdoors to have some fun. Taking part in classes or a community event is a great way to support your NH growers, non-profits and green businesses. Here's the Top 10 event ideas we found to get out and show your #LocalLove this fall!

9/21 Fairy House Tour
Portsmouth, NH
9/15 - 9/21 Celebrate National Indoor Plant Week

The 3rd Week in September is National Indoor Plant Week - it's a time to embrace the power of indoor plants for their amazing ability to clean indoor air, boost healing, happiness, and productivity.

Visit your local greenhouse or garden center next week and bring home some of the best air purifiers and mood enhancers mother nature has to offer!

Give an indoor plant to a friend as a gift, take one to the office or better yet, treat your entire staff to a new desk plant as an impromptu employee appreciation gift. It's good for them and a happy, healthy workplace is good for everyone!

Thrive NH content is sourced exclusively for you by The NH Plant Growers Association and Plant Something NH to bring you regional and seasonal tips, advice and inspiration. On behalf of NH growers and related merchants, we thank you for shopping local to plant something for your home, health or well-being and for the good of our local environment and economy. 
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