Japanese Anemones Pink - Illustration by Helen Krayenhoff

Gardener’s Calendar

September Checklist

  • Deep-water young trees to reduce leaf scorch.
  • It’s harvest time. Share your bounty with friends, neighbors, coworkers.
  • Visit farmer’s markets; make notes of varieties for next year’s edible garden.
  • Make sure your garden is fire-safe. See us for recommendations.
  • Withhold water from your Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) plants this month.
  • Buy spring-blooming bulbs now. You can plant later if necessary.

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.