Posts Categorized: Autumn

Dreaming of Strawberry Shortcakes

A member of one of the facebook plant groups I read regularly, announced with glee “ONLY 5 more months until spring!”. That kind of statement is enough to make this New England gardener throw herself in front of the first snow plow she sees a bit anxious. Keeping myself busy with garden chores that will… Read more »

Posts Categorized: Autumn

Leaves are Falling, But Garden On….

Just because the leaves are falling off the trees and the night time temperatures dip a little low, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy being outside in the garden. Now is a fantastic time to add to your gardens and landscape and take advantage of the end-of-season savings. Here are some gorgeous pics of top quality… Read more »

Posts Categorized: Autumn

Farewell Summer Annuals…

I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer…the deep blue skies, bare feet on grass, the abundance of blooming plants… Believe it or not, the plant that I have the hardest time letting go of, isn’t know for its blooms at all. Coleus. If you planted coleus this year, you know how beautiful and… Read more »

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Time to Bring the Houseplants Indoors!

Looks like the weather is taking a turn to much colder temperatures here in Southeastern Connecticut! My policy has always been to pretend that cold weather will never come until it can’t be ignored any longer. It’s called denial. SO, I tend to wait until the last possible moment to bring in my beloved houseplants… Read more »

Posts Categorized: Autumn

Is Fall Really a Good Time to Plant?

One of the most common questions we get this time of year is, “Is it safe to plant in the fall?”. FALL IS FOR PLANTING has long been the Burnett mantra since the days of the little wood shed on route 85 in Salem that displayed hand painted signs shouting this good news. Good news?… Read more »