As I look at my fall garden, I am reminded of the plants that persist year after year regardless of both neglect and challenging weather conditions.
Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.
The fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs, and it is fun to cruise the aisles of stores and nurseries to see if there are good deals available.
It may be spring, but you can always start preparing for fall flowers.
On today's Focus on Flowers, read the words of John Keats... "Ode to Autumn."
When perusing for spring bulbs this fall, consider choosing flowers that are star shaped.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.
Learn about how to best assess your gardens for Spring on this edition of Focus On Flowers.
The Golden Rain tree blooms in summer making it a good choice for when the spring bloomers have ceased to be the focal points in a garden.