Topic: Landscaping

Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015
Posted by: Tanya Zanfa (Master Admin)

YOUR GARDEN GUY: Get the garden ready as winter approaches

YOUR GARDEN GUY: Get the garden ready as winter approaches



Now is a good time to buy and plant Camellia Sasanqua. These evergreen shrubs bloom during November and December. Blooms appear even on young shrubs, so you get some immediate satisfaction. Sizes, flower color and flower shape vary, so read the labels. Camellia Sasanqua is tough and hardy. Plant it in partial shade or morning sun with afternoon shade.

Do it now! Schedule an appointment to have your irrigation winterized. This process will save you time and money in the spring when you start using the irrigation again. Contact me for more information.

Bring tender perennials and annuals indoors to protect against frost and freeze. Take clippings now for propagation.

Use ornamental kale, mustard and cabbage in containers for added color and interest. This year, try snap dragons, dianthus, parsley, pansy and dusty miller in the winter garden. Plant en masse and close together for impact.

Start "Paper White" narcissus now for holiday blooms. Start amaryllis now, too. While you're at it, start hyacinth as well!

Now is a great time to buy outdoor furniture at steep discounts. Buy quality aluminum frames for rust-free, long-life furniture. Choose cushions that are made from Sunbrella fabric. It is mildew resistant and very easy to keep clean. It will last years!

You still have time to select, gather and save seeds from annuals in the garden, such as zinnia, for planting next spring.

Todd Goulding provides residential landscape design consultations. Contact him at or 478-345-0719.

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