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Tuesday, Oct. 9th 2012

October Gardening Tips

  • Start fall compost pile
  • Plant winter- and spring-flowering bulbs
  • Divide and replant crowded fall-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
  • Buy winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
  • Plant container and balled-and-burlapped trees fruit trees
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Divide and replant summer- and fall-blooming perennials after bloom
  • Plant container roses
  • Protect roses for winter
  • Plant container and balled-and-burlapped trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
  • Plant frost-tolerant trees

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