Fall Gardening

We're always on the lookout for great articles to help new and experienced gardeners. Please feel free to share any great articles you come across and we'll add them to our site so other members of the North Shore Plant Club can continue to learn more about gardening. Send a link to us at readingroom@northshoreplantclub.com.

Title / Author Tags Date
Meet the Neighbors Who Want Your Leaves: ‘I’m Stealing, but It’s Good for the Earth’
Sarah Nassauer, Wall Street Journal
Composting, Fall Gardening 12/28/23
Why experts say you shouldn't bag your leaves this fall
James Doubek, NPR
Fall Gardening 10/25/22
Notes from the Garden: It's time for fall plantings
Henry Homeyer, Brattleboro Reformer
Bulbs, Fall Gardening 10/22/21
Take a Walk in the Garden, Before It’s Too Late (Requires subscription?)
New York Times
Fall Gardening 10/20/21
6 Ways to Actually Use the Leaves on Your Lawn (Instead of Throwing Them Out)
Rachel Fairbank, Life Hacker
Fall Gardening 10/13/21
Fall's a good time for a flower bed makeover
Lee Reich, Associated Press
Fall Gardening 10/9/21
Monty Don tells gardeners to prepare for replanting now – for a healthy patch next spring
Megan Slack, Homes & Gardens
Fall Gardening 10/8/21
4 easy ways to protect your plants from winter frost
Lisa Joyner, Country Living
Fall Gardening 10/7/21
What to plant in October: our favorite plants to sow and grow this month
Ruth Hayes, Gardening etc.
Fall Gardening 10/6/21
Why a Fall Yard Clean-Up Is So Important for Your Lawn and Garden
Lauren Wellbank, Martha Stewart Living
Fall Gardening, Lawn 10/5/21
Gardening with Allen: Fall is a good time to prune some shrubs
Allen Wilson, The Columbian
Fall Gardening, Pruning, Shrubs 10/2/21
10 Resilient Plants to Grow This October
Sarah DiMarco, Veranda
Fall Gardening 10/1/21
October gardening jobs: 12 tasks to keep your garden looking great this month
Gardening etc.
Fall Gardening 9/30/21
10 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for Planting Your Garden
Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens
Fall Gardening 9/29/21
7 essential gardening jobs to do in September
Rachel Edwards, Country Living
Fall Gardening 9/11/21
13 Creative Ways to Decorate with Mums for the Best Fall Display on Your Block
Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening 9/9/21
Home Advice What to plant in September: our top 10 flowers to sow and grow this month
Ruth Hayes, Gardening, etc.
Fall Gardening 8/28/21
What to plant in September – the best flowers and vegetables to grow this month
Rachel Crow, Homes & Gardens
Fall Gardening 8/28/21
A tip for gardeners: don’t let soil lie bare in winter
Alys Fowler, The Guardian
Fall Gardening 8/21/21
12 Best Vegetables and Flowers to Plant in October
Katrarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping
Fall Gardening 8/12/21
How to Plant a Fall Garden (and the Best Time to Do It)
Aisha Jordan, Life Hacker
Fall Gardening 8/9/21
What to plant in your fall garden
Anne Balogh, Garden Design Magazine
Fall Gardening 10/8/20
Ten Perennials You Should Cut Back Every Fall
Lisa Meyers McClintick, Family Handyman
Fall Gardening 10/7/20
Ideas for an Alluring Autumn Garden
Jan Johnsen, Garden Design Magazine
Fall Gardening 10/1/20
21 tips for creative container gardens that say "autumn"
Garden Design Magazine
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening 10/1/20
Expert Tips for Late Season Gardening
Luke Miller, Birds & Blooms
Fall Gardening 9/24/20
Fall gardening tips & chores
Janet Loughrey, Garden Design Magazine
Fall Gardening 9/15/20
How to Avoid Killing Your Mums
Kerry Michaels, The Spruce
Fall Gardening 8/26/20
Here's What to Plant in the Fall for the Prettiest Spring Yard
Deb Wiley, Better Homes & Gardens
Fall Gardening 8/5/20
Plant your native garden this fall
Illinois Extension
Fall Gardening, Native Plants 8/1/20
15 Fall Flowers to Grow for a Gorgeous Garden Beyond Labor Day
Hadley Mendelsohn & Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful
Annuals, Fall Gardening, Perennials 7/2/20
Six Fall Landscaping Ideas That Will Help Your Garden Transition Into the New Season
Caroline Biggs, Martha Stewart Living
Fall Gardening 7/2/20
Keep Growing: Fall is the Perfect Time to Plant Perennials
Sally Roth, Birds & Blooms
Fall Gardening, Perennials 6/30/20
30 Gorgeous Flowers for the Perfect Fall Garden
Caroline Picard, Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping
Fall Gardening, Plant Selection 6/23/20
Garden Pansy Propagation and Care
Megan Shinn, Horticulture Magazine
Annuals, Fall Gardening, Spring Gardening 2/24/20
14 Great Shrubs and Vines for Fall Color
David Baeulieu, The Spruce
Fall Gardening, Plant Selection 10/18/19
Why Fall Is the Best Time for Planting
Bejamin Vogt, Houzz
Fall Gardening 9/2/19
The best trees for autumn colour
Gardens Illustrated
Fall Gardening, Plant Selection, Trees 8/26/19
The Best 15 Woody Shrubs for Fall Color
Gretchen Heber, Gardener's Path
Fall Gardening, Plant Selection 8/19/19
How to Care for MUMs and Keep Them Blooming All Season
The Grounds Guys
Fall Gardening 9/25/18
10 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
Shannon Cowan, EarthEasy
Fall Gardening 10/4/16
How Late Can You Plant Perennials in the Fall
Maria Woodie, Horticulture Magazine
Fall Gardening 10/15/13
Wintering Over Tender Perennials in Containers
Maria Woodie, Horticulture Magazine
Fall Gardening 11/6/12
Fall's a Good Time to Move Perennials
Dennis Hinkamp, Utah State University Extension
Division, Fall Gardening 9/5/98
Creating fabulous fall gardens
Proven Winners
Fall Gardening
10 Fall Gardening Tasks to Make Your Garden Sing Next Spring
Proven Winners
Fall Gardening
Tips for Planting Perennials in Fall
The Native Plant Herald
Fall Gardening
Planting Time for Perennials
Eulalia Palomo, SFGate
Fall Gardening, Planting, Summer Gardening
Fall: a time for planning & planting
Marin Master Gardeners
Fall Gardening
How and when to divide perennials
University of Minnesota Extension
Division, Fall Gardening
Growing Mums In Containers: How To Grow Mums In Pots
Liz Baessler, Gardening Know How
Container Gardening, Fall Gardening
15 Things to Do in the Yard Before the First Frost
Teresa Odle and Caitlin Castelaz, Bob Vila
Fall Gardening
Mark Wolfe, Bob Vila
Fall Gardening

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