The 2023 Gardening year is slowing down!
At this time we are probably slowing down as are some plants, and taking a break.
Plant growth tends to slow now in this area, and our thoughts turn to Fall.
Summer has brought new and changing conditions, and while some are not so welcome, some rain has brought benefits, and now the late-season plants are thriving.
Here, we now ease off on fertilizing, and prepare plants for winter dormancy.
Some spent areas may even be ready for seasonal clean up and cut back.
Time is right now for evaluating the growing season, decide what worked, or not, to help guide next year.
Anything you can do now, will help ease that last minute rush as first frost approaches.
Of course, some things should not be done too early, but some can.
You may have seed to collect as it ripens?
New planting in Fall is typically good here, as we get some cooling, but it differs by plant. There are some varieties that are not advised for transplanting in fall.
Still time to order Spring bulbs, but be quick, if you want the best picks...
[shipped in Fall 2023]
If you have Fall projects, it may be possible to get contractors and design in place, they may still have time and availability, but typically there is a lead-time.
Or just book any design work NOW, for next Spring installation.
Enjoy this season, and take a moment to enjoy the rewards, even though we can get a little crazy!
Plan for end of season plant sales, sure to come soon...
Plan for a day off to visit a good garden or get inspired .....
More to follow, but if you have questions, I will try to answer via email, [just use the contact page].....