Our annual Slide Festival is back again on after becoming on a pandemic hiatus the past two several years.
We are days away from the change from summer time to tumble, but there is nonetheless do the job to be performed in your garden and fun to be experienced celebrating the autumn months.
Initial, let us chat about how you can prolong your garden’s period and start scheduling for upcoming 12 months.
Appropriate now, with the temperatures cooling down and all the excellent monsoon dampness we have had this calendar year, it is a especially superior time to plant trees and shrubs.
Many persons don’t know that due to the fact soil temperature is a lot hotter now than in the spring, the roots of trees have an much easier time obtaining acclimated and there is a lot less of a chance of “transplant shock.” Meanwhile, the cooler earlier mentioned-ground temperatures necessarily mean significantly less stress on the tree general.
Now, let’s glimpse at your backyard garden bed. Do you have blooms for fall? Usually, men and women load up on their plants in the spring, which implies they have awesome color and wide variety in the spring and early summer months, but just about nothing at all for the rest of the calendar year.
Extend your garden’s daily life by investing in some of the crops that are great for tumble – mums, asters and pansies – which make a comeback in the fall and are significantly hardy. Early autumn snow in the forecast? Pansies don’t even flinch.
In advance of we get all those 1st frosts, on the other hand, there is a different piece of gardening you have to have to do – obtaining those spring-blooming bulbs into the ground. If you want irises, tulips, daffodils and crocuses upcoming spring, you have to have to get them planted by the conclude of September or early Oct.
Planting bulbs is inexpensive and uncomplicated, and they will be that initially burst of magnificence and shade you get to love next spring.
If you have to have assist picking some vegetation to fill out your back garden for the tumble, we can enable. Grab your smartphone, consider a photograph of your yard and appear by Warner’s Nursery. We can aid you find a little something that will search good and prosper in your garden’s “bare spots” and assist you get a head get started on subsequent year’s blooms.
Here are a couple other guidelines for holding your backyard going powerful throughout the fall:
- Refresh your container gardens. Often, you just have to have a new plant or two to give your container back garden a raise. Choose out the expended vegetation and swap them with late bloomers like mums, salvia and snapdragons.
- Deadhead perennials. Quite a few perennials will go on blooming properly into slide, but have to have to be deadheaded in get to re-bloom.
- Get your weeds underneath regulate. If you enable them be, they will re-seed and you will have two times as a lot of to contend with up coming spring. With all the wildfires we’ve had in current years, it is just good feeling to maintain up with your weeding and not deliver any more gas for fires.
Now, let’s chat about celebrating tumble and the harvest time.
There’s nothing at all like fall in Flagstaff, with stunning hikes and trees turning colors. And perhaps immediately after this spring’s wildfires, we’ll appear at Lockett’s Meadow and the aspen groves of the Internal Basin with far much more appreciation.
But there are also plenty of events to appreciate with your relatives, from the Festival of Science to Pickin’ in the Pines to Oktoberfest.
We even have a handful of here at Warner’s Nursery.
Our yearly Slide Festival is back on immediately after becoming on a pandemic hiatus the earlier two decades. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. We’ll have our hay maze, pumpkin patch, a kiddie caboose, balloon artists, encounter painters, fun things to do and refreshments.
And, as we do each individual 12 months, we’ll be celebrating Halloween not the moment, but 2 times. We generally host a costume contest on the Saturday just before Halloween and then have trick-or-dealing with in the late afternoon of the holiday getaway alone. Please come out and rejoice drop with us at these situations.
We hope you are savoring the finish of summertime and hunting ahead to a stunning autumn!
Content gardening! FBN
By Misti Warner-Andersen
Misti Warner-Andersen is the supervisor of Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Co., located at 1101 E. Butler Ave. in Flagstaff. To contact Warner’s Nursery, connect with 928-774-1983.