Gardening is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while improving the curb appeal of your home. There is always a sense of pride when you complete a gardening project. There is still plenty of time left in the fall to plant cool temperature vegetables and fall flowers. Here is some advice on how and what to plant your garden in the fall to see it return in the spring.
Many gardeners will go to their local nursery and buy perennial plants and expect them to survive the winter. However, with the cooler temperatures and amount of snow we receive, this isn’t a great fit for Montreux. Selecting the correct plants and preparing them for winter properly can save you time in the long run.
When it comes to a plant’s winter survivability, trees and shrubs are the best. However, gardens should be colorful! Here are a couple of colorful flower plants that can make it through the winter.
Pansies are small flowers than can create large beds of color to brighten up your garden. A surprisingly resilient plant, it can survive the winter with a few preparations. Plant in the fall so they can establish their roots before winter. Then cover with plenty of mulch to keep them warm during the freezes and snow.
Primrose plants come in a variety of different colors and are very durable when it comes to cold temperatures. If your local nursery does not carry the color you want for your garden, you can contact a grower to have a specific color bred and delivered to your home.
There are many different factors that can dictate how well your garden performs. Plants can be sensitive to soil composition, competition with other plants, and too much or not enough sunlight. Gardening is a trial and error hobby, so don’t get discouraged if a couple of your plants don’t make it. Ask your local nursery (Moana Nursery) for advice and what they recommend you do for your particular area.
For more information on winter garden preparation click here. Happy gardening!
Written By: Connor Olejnik
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