Saturday, August 21, 2010

September Gardening Calendar

Check flowerbeds for pooped-out perennials such as Purple Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, and Shasta Daisy. Trim dead flower heads and brown leaves for fall.

Fertilize Chrysanthemums and Salvia with a liquid plant food. You will be rewarded with blooms later in the fall.

Now is the time to divide Monkey Grass, Iris, and Daylily while the weather is still warm.

Make plans to where you will place your Tropical Hibiscus this winter. Place in a sunny window.

Preserve excess basil leaves by pureeing in a blender with ¼ cup of water. Pour the mixture in ice trays and use the cubes in your wintertime Italian dishes.

Spring-flowering bulbs should be on sale. Plan to plant in mid October or when the weather cools to the 60’s or below.

Start planning where you will place your Tropical Plants that spent the summer outdoors. Trim back if necessary and inspect for insects. Spray with appropriate insecticide if needed. I like to use horticulture oil on my houseplants because the spray will give your houseplants a nice shine to them.

Are you planning a fall vegetable garden? With the cooler weather vegetable starts such as Broccoli, Collards. Cabbage, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Snow Peas are good choices.

The last week in September is the time to replace your mulch under your Roses and Red Tip Photinia to prevent diseases on next year’s leaves.

September Sale

Don’t have room to plant your fall vegetable garden? Cedar Planters are the perfect answer to plant your fall veggies. Cedar Planters are 20% off.

Need a new pair of gardening gloves to do your fall gardening chores? Garden Gloves are 20% off.

Tropical Plants are 30% off. Halloween Decorations are 10% off.

Happy Gardening From Hibiscus and More.

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