Monkshood / Aconitum
When everything is orange, yellow and red during Vermont’s fall, this perennial beauty is alive with such a true blue that is hard to come across in the garden. If you love delphinium but don’t have enough sun, try planting Monkshood.
The Montauk Daisy in our gardens reliably blooms each October. These are cheery, shrubby plants that welcome fall with big daisy flowers on sturdy stems. Make a nice accent with some annual mums.
While it’s loved for its spring flowers, Deutzia has some surprising burgundy color this time of year too. This is a spreading, deciduous shrub that stays low at around 2′ tall. Plant in a protected spot from winter exposure. Look for the specimen near our Garden Center entrance. ‘Nikko’ has white flowers and ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ has delicate pink.
These are deer-resistant, underused trees that are delightful in all seasons. They start with adorable, petite yellow flowers very early in the season and put on lush, dark green foliage for the summer. Right now they have nice fall color and they’re full of edible (though not the most palatable fresh) fruits that are appreciated in permaculture.
Featured Bulb: Wood Hyacinths
Lovely in a shrub border, Wood Hyacinth has grassy foliage that is long lasting after airy spring flowers. Deer-resistant and very fragrant. Available in blue and pink varieties.
On the Blog: Dividing Peonies
Certain plants have specific seasons in their growing cycle that are best for digging and dividing or transplanting. Peonies are best dug in the fall after it has gotten cold both day and night. Once the foliage has begun to turn burgundy, you know they are ready to be disturbed…
Facebook Live – LEAVEs
There’s a reason they’re called LEAVEs. Here at the nursery we use a mulching lawn mower and don’t rake up all our leaves. Learn more from Ted and Charlie in this week’s Facebook Live. We’re live each Wednesday at 11:45 AM.
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