02 November 2007

Autumn News

Now on to Autumn....Did you know that some annual plantings, if planted in a warmer area, such as close to the foundation of your house, may come back the following spring? This may be the case with some plants such as licorice and vinca vine in the Northeast. Others, such as Cleomes, may re-seed in your garden, and in other areas around your house depending on where the wind has carried the seed. Perennial plantings may need to be mulched over the winter season to protect them from extreme cold. Use a good mulch as you would in the spring, or even use the boughs from your Christmas tree after Christmas is over. What a great way to re-cycle nature's bounty! Here is a link to the USDA Hardiness Planting Map: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

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