I am renewing this blog that I started years ago. I so love to garden and have neglected my garden the past few summers - for a variety of reasons - bad knees, terribly hot and humid weather, and the biggest one - pure laziness. But because I enjoy it so much I want to get back to doing a better job keeping up with it. I tend to do great in the spring and early summer but come August I give up.
Here are some of my fall garden goals.
- Remove things that are not looking great. Some plants just didn't do well in their present location and maybe moving them will help. Some plants just are past their prime.
- Add some perennials. I find that sturdy perennials do best in our area - coneflowers, daisies, coreopsis. Why not utilize the plants that handle our hot summers the best.
- Move two of the front yard hydrangeas to another location.
- Replace those hydrangeas with shrubs that stay green all year yet don't get overgrown.
- Pot up some herbs and see if I can winter any over in the house. I would love to have fresh rosemary all winter. Dried just is not the same. Sigh...
- Fertilize my garden beds. I rarely do this.
- Mulch. I didn't do this in the Spring like normal and am paying for it now. Weeds have taken over. I need to evaluate this to see if it is worth doing now or wait until Spring.
- Spruce up the back deck. The inspiration photo above is one I saved from the internet. Love the coziness of this. We have two wicker chairs on the deck just like this. I would just need some pumpkins and throws. I even have flameless candles and strings of lights I could use.
- Try to do all of the above without spending much.