Fall Prep

Cleanup Before the Arctic Blast

November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Cleanup Before the Arctic Blast

I’ve been putting it off, since it is ONLY the beginning of November, but I needed to get my pots winterized.  We didn’t plant as many flowers in pots as last year, but we still have a few I would like to try to save through the Winter. I gave them a drink of water […]

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Prepping My Roses for Winter

December 2, 2011 4 Comments
Prepping My Roses for Winter

Normally I wait until Thanksgiving to winterize my roses but the weather was too good a couple of weeks ago to pass up.  I didn’t freeze my hands off getting the plants ready for winter.   I am doing an experiment with four rose bushes.  They were not developed in Iowa, Minnesota or Canada, as […]

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Mums the Word

November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Mums the Word

It is getting colder and the plants are getting ready to sleep for a few months.  That includes mums.  The problem with mums in Iowa is that some are not hardy here.  There are two types of mums commonly available.  Garden mums have underground shoots, or stolons, which enable them to survive from year to year…usually.  […]

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Deadheading Roses in Fall

September 8, 2010 0 Comments
Deadheading Roses in Fall

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to an end.  That means I have to change some of my habits in the garden.  That includes deadheading, or really, to stop deadheading.  When you deadhead a plant (cutting off the spent flowers), the plant will start to put out new shoots.  It is […]

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