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In the Organic Garden: Week of October 23, 2017

Prairie dropseed adds movement to the fall garden.

October 23 to 29, 2017: The first frost has come and gone, so we’re focusing on pulling out tender annuals and reusing fallen leaves in the garden.

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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—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!

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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!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 28, 2016

Red winter arrangement | Spotts Garden Service

November 28 to December 4, 2016 We’ll keep working in the garden until we get significant snowfall. So we’re cutting down and cleaning up, decorating and wrapping pots for winter, and potting up bulbs for forcing indoors.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 21, 2016

We’re spending Thanksgiving week chipping and reusing fallen leaves, wrapping and decorating outdoor pots for winter, and potting up bulbs to force.

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In the Organic Garden: Week of November 14, 2016

Chokeberry | Spotts Garden Service

November 14 to 20, 2016 Frosty mornings and leaves on the ground mean it’s time to start fall cleanup in earnest. This week, we’re mulching leaves, draining rain barrels, and harvesting materials to create winter arrangements in containers that will stay out

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