Our days are changing quickly. The first frost is likely to happen around November 17. Use these pleasant fall days to complete landscaping projects and to prepare for late-winter and early spring plantings.
You can still plant winter annuals: pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons, ornamental cabbage and ornamental kale.
Complete your dividing of perennials and replant early in the month. Set into well prepared garden soil. Water immediately and apply a water – soluble fertilizer to get plants off to a quick start.
Trees and shrubs establish well when planted this month. Hand-water deeply after planting, and continue weekly during the dry spells in winter.
For answers to your gardening questions, Master Gardeners are now available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Stop by 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite B and a Rockwall County Master Gardener will be on hand to research questions and provide gardening information. If you can not come by in person, call 972-204-7660 or email email@example.com and a Master Gardener will respond to you in a timely manner. If the volunteers can not answer your questions on the spot, they will continue to research or will consult with a specialist that has expertise in the subject matter.
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