5 Garden Things to do Now

Greenhouse from windows
Plan your new garden in the Fall.

Fall is the perfect time to organize anything—including your garden. Move your garden to the Top of your list this Fall. It’s the absolute best time to plant and you won’t have to fight the heat.

  1. First take a look at of your window and decide what you would like to see. Remember that gardens are viewed for inside the house as well as outside. Add color or evergreen structure that you love.
  2. Shop! Yes, it’s time to shop your favorite nursery. Everything is on sale right now. Go ahead and splurge—more hydrangea is a good idea.
  3. Plant from now until probably Thanksgiving in most areas. I have been known to plant in December.
  4. Mulch, mulch and more mulch. Protect those new plants from the cold. I try to add about 2″ of mulch. Mulch might even be the best thing to combat Boxwood Blight according to the RHC.
  5. Sit back and watch it grow. By planting now you will get an extra year of growth. Your plants will be more mature and handle the heat better next year.
stone patio in the woods
This little patio in the woods is viewed from the bedroom window..
Sea Island gates
Think about adding interest to your entry with a gate or containers.
hydrangea lining a path
I am definitely going to use this lovely idea to edge a path.
Sargentina Carabapple trees
Fall is the best time to plant those new trees.
Crabapple trees
Don’t forget to add a new layer of mulch to protect everything.
my garden shed
Remember Winter views are important too!
ck swan
For the ultimate inspiration check out Caroline Roehm’s garden book.

xo♥, Lissy

All photos for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.

August 28, 2020

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