In the Organic Garden: Week of October 16, 2017

The winterberry has formed berries and is beginning to change color.

October 16 to 22, 2017: Mild temps make this a great week to work in the garden! We’re harvesting fall vegetables, dividing perennials, and starting new beds using sheet mulch.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 9, 2017

Ornamental cabbage is a stalwart in fall container gardens.

October 9 to 15, 2017: This week, we’re pulling out spent plants, planting winter cover crops, and teaching our first class: Dancing with Rakes! Join us this Saturday morning to get pro tips for getting the garden ready for winter.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 2, 2017

Even in October, butterflies still find plenty to eat in a well-planned garden.

October 2 to 8, 2017—Finally, some rain! Plants have been drooping in unusually hot temps and dry weather, but a soaking rain should perk them back up. When the rain clears off, we’ll spend this weekend dividing and transplanting, and doing a thorough weeding.

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What To See and Do in the Zone 6 October Garden

serviceberry orange leaves

The month opens with colored leaves and warm days, but we’ll end with chilly winds and leafless trees for Halloween. Get out into the garden and watch the changes! Read more ›

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In the Organic Garden: Week of September 4, 2017

Butterflies are feeding on Salvia in September | Organic Garden Week of Sept 4 | Spotts Garden Service

September 4 to 10, 2017: With the arrival of September, we’re tidying up late-summer garden sprawl, watching the butterflies, and enjoying the golden cast of September’s light.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 September Garden

Asters are a sure sign of early fall. | Spotts Garden Service

The light has become golden, and the crisp winds of autumn are lurking just around the corner. Enjoy the twilight of summer in the garden! Read more ›

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 14, 2017

orange flower sunflower

August 14 to 20, 2017: It’s mid-August and time to prepare for fall. We’re overseeding bare spots in the lawn, planting out fall vegetables, and ordering bulbs to plant in October.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of August 7, 2017

butterfly flower coneflower

August 7 to 13, 2017: We’re spending this week pruning wisteria, weeding, and watching butterflies in the borders.

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What to See and Do in the Zone 6 August Garden

butterfly coneflower garden

Savor long summer evenings in the garden, but don’t forget the bug spray! Read more ›

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 31, 2017

red sunflower

July 31 to August 6, 2017: This week, we’re refreshing tired summer pots and deadheading plants to keep them blooming.

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