Now that is gorgeous outside, can I start planting for fall?
Not so fast :). I woke up this morning to a cool breeze and the anticipation of gorgeous fall colors in our garden. I called my neighbor and expert landscape consultant, Leigh Howell Love and asked her for some direction. Here are a few short tips and suggestions from her.
-Wait a couple of weeks before you plant any mums, pansies or others flowers of color. While the Oklahoma weather is predicted to stay cooler from here on, it is still subject to warm to a level that could stress new fall plantings.
-Now is a good time to clean out your beds, replace shrubs and prepare for fall plantings.
-Leigh mentioned that it might be a good time to think about next year and plan for that. She said to look in your garden and see what has survived. If nothing has survived in your garden, look around town and see what is still alive and make note. If might be worth planting next year if we have another run of 100 degree temperatures.
-Go ahead and put out your fall decorations. It will get you excited and when you can start your plantings, you will be that far ahead of the game!