Our native sumacs have vibrant, colorful foliage in autumn, and yet they are often overlooked as shrubs for residential gardens.
Witch hazel bark has traditionally been used by steeping it in water to make an astringent, which Native Americans used to treat a variety of ills.
Tips for planting or transplanting perennials in the fall.
The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.
Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.
Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.
To grow mums as perennials here in the Midwest, it is best to buy small plants in the spring and pinch them back in the summer for more blooms in the fall.
I feel compelled to remember our foremothers during Thanksgiving who have been busy preparing bountiful as well as beautiful Thanksgiving tables.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.
Fall is really about delayed gratification; we know our perennials will come into flower again as the seasons unfold.