helenium- Illustration by Helen Krayenhoff

Gardener’s Calendar

October Checklist

  • Give your potted plants a boost with Fish Emulsion.
  • Our first 2020 calendars come this month!
  • Plant Iceland Poppies now for a spectacular winter display.
  • Sow your cover crop seeds as the weather cools down.
  • Come see the new Japanese Maples before leaf-drop.
  • Our first rain may come this month. Adjust your watering system accordingly.

November Checklist

  • Cut back floppy or overgrown perennials.
  • Last chance for spring-flowering bulb planting (check your fridge.)
  • Plant winter annuals: Poppies, Stock, Sweet Peas, Pansies, Violas, Primroses, Cabbage and Kale.
  • Apply an organic plant food for slow release of nutrients.
  • Be vigilant for cool weather weeds like bluegrass and oxalis.