It’s just about that time of year again . . . (sigh)
Here in Zone 5a, the beauty of Fall is waning.
Time for reality, and tending to winterizing before it gets too cold out there. November is the perfect time for putting the garden to bed.
- Divide and cut back perennials.
Tall grasses should be tied with twine or tape, then whacked close to ground level with hedge trimmers. You can then divide the roots if necessary.
Daylilies, like the tall grasses, should be cut back if they aren’t already. About once every three years or so, the roots can be divided with pitchforks, as demonstrated in this clip.
- Dig up and store summer tubers, such as cannas, calla lilies, and dahlias.
- Gather seeds from the beautiful annuals you had in the garden this year. Shake dried seed pods directly into small plastic bags, making sure to slip in a small piece of paper that identifies the seed before…
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