Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.
Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.
It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.
Newly situated plants need more frequent watering than established plants.
Tips for planting or transplanting perennials in the fall.
After heavy or prolonged rain, we gardeners venture outdoors and revel in how refreshed the plants look and how easily weeds can be extracted from the soil.
Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.