Fall Gardening at Gingham Gardens. I will be honest and say that by this time I’m usually done with gardening, like I’m over it and ready to move on, but not this year. Because we’ve only been in our home just over a year now, I’m challenging and pushing myself to work on a few more areas. At the same time, I’m challenging my readers to do the same. We’ll be so happy next spring when the garden tasks aren’t so overwhelming. For a lot of perennials, it’s easier on them to get transplanted or divided when the temperatures are cooler and the days are shorter. Especially the ones that bloom in the Spring.
I did a walk about through my gardens and made a mental note of which plants I wanted to transplant and which needed dividing. There aren’t too many that need dividing yet, because this is their first year. I do have some peonies left by the previous owners that are in the shade and didn’t bloom well this year, so they will be moved. Please note, that sometimes it takes peonies a few years to re-establish themselves and start blooming again. There are also some perennials that I inherited from the previous owners that will be divided and/or transplanted. And, as with most gardeners, I always have plants to move that I don’t particularly like where I planted them the first time around, or the second…
Raise your hand if you have perennials still in nursery pots that you never got around to planting. My hand is raised high. They will need to either be removed from the nursery pot, or they can simply be left in the nursery pot, and planted pot and all. I’ve done this on several occasions. The fall of 2015, when I was reasonably sure we would be putting our house on the market the following spring, I divided several daylilies and planted them in nursery pots in my raised veggie beds and piled leaves on top for extra protection. They all survived the winter and were ready to move the following spring. This also works for perennials that you want to divide, but don’t want to keep. At our former home, I would have plant sales every spring to unload my extras. I would use this method in the fall and then the plants would be ready for the plant sale the following spring. I will use this method for plants I no longer want this year too. Next spring they will go to the curb with a free sign on them.
So here are 10 Perennials that I will be dividing and/or transplanting this Fall:
Tall Garden Phlox
Do you have some perennials that you want to transplant or divide this Fall? Let’s do it! Let’s muster up some energy and get these Fall Gardening tasks done.
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