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Friday, October 8, 2010
The Yard Gig
This upcoming long weekend is by far the most popular for New Englanders to pack up the car and venture the back waters in search of autumn color. But the weather couldn’t be any better to finish the mile-high list of garden chores. So if it isn’t in the cards for a leap peeping road trip, make sure you check back on the fall to-do blogs in Annie’s Gardening Corner. Here are a couple recent entries to get you focused on work versus play.
This week’s weather conditions made the soil perfecto for everything on the fall to-do list. If a road trip is already in the makings, try to at least squeeze in some nursery stops. The time couldn’t be better to get some last minute deals. But check the materials closely. A low price doesn’t necessarily mean a good, quality plant. It was a hot, dry summer so take extra precautions with inspecting all plant materials. Avoid root-bound container stock. Inspect all foliage for health and vigor. Always look for good structure in any woody plant material. Avoid anything that shows signs of insect or disease problems. Suggestion: go to a few nurseries for comparison purposes. Healthy plant materials stand out and problems become more apparent. And in the words of Napoleon Hill; “Don't wait. The time will never be just right.”
Don’t pack up the garden tools. Now is the time to tackle the last of the garden chores.
Photos by Greg Bilowz
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