Plan now for fall garden, spring blooms

Published 1:17 pm Monday, September 25, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell
News writer

If a nicely landscaped yard is in your plans for next spring, now is the time to begin planning and planting.
Even if a nice landscape isn't in your plans, those hanging baskets certainly require a little attention as well.
Many front porches are graced by a variety of ferns throughout the spring and summer with little chance of them surviving cold weather.
Gordy says that protecting ferns can be tricky, but saving them is possible.
If you plan to have a fall garden, Farrior said there are several types of seeds or transplants that should be planted in the coming few weeks.
For landscaping, certain plants do their best growing and setting during colder months. During the early to mid fall season, shrubs can be inspected without hindrance of leaves and be replaced if necessary, Farrior said.
For bulb planting, Farrior recommends planting spring-flowering bulbs anytime beginning now through the end of October or the beginning of November.
Planning ahead for spring is not the only thing to consider during this fall season, Gordy said.
No matter if you are striving to make an attractive fall flower or vegetable garden or if you are making great plans for a beautiful landscape this spring, fall planting season is here. For other planting tips, check with other growers to see what has worked well for them.