Garden tips for November

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Fall is an often overlooked opportunity for garden maintenance.  Master Gardener, the Green Thumb Guru Ed Sourdiffe showed off his tips.

Timely Tips for the Fall Gardener:

  • Time to plant garlic Oct 1 to November 15
  • Perfect time to plant Perennials, shrubs, Trees etc.
  • Do a walk about with a garden journal
  • Create a “light heater” to extend season
  • Check not only the plants for insects,but the pots and saucers as well,when bringing in plants

Using Autumn in your indoor arraignments:

  • When using leaves make sure they are in good condition and not moldy
  • Oak leaves are some of the most durable leaves for projects
  • If you can’t find leaves with good color spray paint can work wonders on the leaves and may help preserve them
  • If using a Styrofoam base or one that is not attractive use a more natural material like burlap to cover
  • Take your time with this project half the fun is going out gathering materials and using your imagination.