Do you love being outside during fall as much as I do?
What’s not to love – turning Aspen trees, crisp mornings, fresh apple cider (and, wow, did we have a bumper crop of apples this year!)
And even while we are cleaning up our gardens in preparation of winter, there’s still some planting that can be done so that we can squeeze every minute of outdoor living before the really cold weather arrives.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get those bulbs into the ground for next spring. Spring blooming bulbs need to be planted in the fall because they require a long period of cool temperatures to spark the biochemical process that causes them to flower. But you can’t wait too long, because you need to get them in before the ground freezes.
Fall is also a great time to get trees and perennials planted. I know the temptation might be to wait until next year, but there are a lot of advantages to getting them into the ground now. You’ll get more growth out of the plant next year if they are planted in the fall. Also, there’s less up-front care that is required when you plant this time of year.
Plus, any excuse to be outside before it snows is a good idea!
If you need another excuse to play outside during Autumn, mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 20, when we’ll be holding our Warner’s Annual Fall Festival from 10 am to 2 pm. It’s a family-friendly annual celebration of Autumn with lots of fun activities (hay maze, pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, face-painting, Kiddie Caboose, a bouncy house if it’s not too windy), refreshments and more.
Hope you are enjoying your Fall and we hope to see you soon at Warner’s Nursery.