Did you know fall is the best time of year to plant shrubs and perennials? Instead of being late in the game as some might think, planting certain varieties between September and December gives green thumbs a head start. The preemptive move allows roots several months to grow below ground while the plant remains dormant above the soil. Once spring comes around, plants are already established and acclimated to the soil, and ready for a spurt of strong leaves, new top growth and flowers.
Lots more advice where this came from at Glover Park Hardware tomorrow. We’re having a Fall Planting Extravaganza Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’ll be free workshops and demos given by local garden-and-landscape experts including Wisteria Landscapers, Petals for the People and Homestead Gardens. In addition to all the fall-planting advice you could ever ask for, Bill Smith of DRO Enterprises (the Magic In Your Attic folks) will be on hand to provide valuable home-weatherization tips for the cold season.
12 to 2 p.m. Wisteria Landscapers: Planting instruction, including winterizing beds and proper mulching techniques
12 & 2 p.m. Petals for the People: Fall-Bloom Arranging
2 p.m. Homestead Gardens: Planting Tips
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DRO Enterprises: Home-Weatherization
The store will also offer one-day-only discounts and specials:
*Does not apply to seed and plant discounts.
We’re located at 2251 Wisconsin Ave, NW right next to Whole Foods. Call 202-333-6378, or visit acehardwareDC.com. You can also follow us on twitter.