As fall arrives we see our landscapes fading slowly. I still found some colour. Budleja, Rosa rugose, Anemones, and second-bloom Spireas still offer some colour to look at.
Common tasks in the garden will include leaf clean-up and perennial cut-back. Red maples (Acer rubrum) will soon put on a show; Hosta flower spikes can be cut back, and once your ornamental grasses start to flop and fall down you can consider taking them down to a low mound. But don't rush, if your grasses are still standing, leave them alone.
What are you doing in your garden this fall? Please post your comments.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT