Planting in Fall

There’s still time to gain the benefits of fall planting.

Fall is an ideal time to plant many hardy plants.  It’s easier on you, as the fall rains have loosened the soil and made digging easier.  And it’s easier on the plants – trees, shrubs, and perennials planted in the fall have less immediate stress because they are dormant; and they adapt more easily to their new home, as they have many months of cool and wet weather to grow out their roots before new leaf growth and hot weather place increasing demands upon the root system.

Fall is also the beginning of the growing season for some plants, including spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips, and many native wildflower seeds.

Take advantage of the continuing pleasant weather, and get planting!