Fall is for Planting!

August 23, 2011

Ok folks, we know it's hot, but that doesn't mean that you should ignore the timing of important fall garden projects; such as starting seeds indoors for some of your fall crops, getting your beds amended, or building new raised beds, etc. Fall is also the very best time to plant new shrubs, trees, groundcovers, perennials and bulbs. Planting in fall gives you a good 9 months for plants to establish before the summer heat comes back on. Now would be a good time to hit some gardening classes in your area. Here are a few upcoming classes I'm teaching in Dallas, plus some other good classes at NHG:

Fri. Sept. 2nd · 1pm-3pm - AND Fri. Sept. 16th 1pm-3pm at NHG
Fall Vegetable Gardens - Leslie Halleck

Don't miss this excellent overview of how to get your fall vegetable garden growing and producing. Whether you are just starting your plot, or have an established one you are looking to improve, this class will offer information on soil conditioning, what to plant through the cool season, pest management and more.

North Haven Gardens
SAT, AUG 27th 10AM - 4:30PM
Landscape Design 101
by Bram Franklin, Landscape Designer.

Join us for this full day class to design your dream landscape. Did you know fall is the best time to plant? And now is the time to plan!
Bram goes over...
~ basic concept design
~ site development
~ drainage
~ hard-scape and more
~ Lunch included

Bring pictures of your landscape, a plot plan, pencils and a ruler. Lunch included. $80 per person. Call or come in to sign up early 214-363-5316! Limited space, class fills quickly. Registration form here

SUN, AUG 28th 1PM - at NHG
Fall Vegetable Garden by Sandi Holmes-Schwedler, TCNP. Broccoli, cilantro, dill, cauliflower, salad greens and more thrive in the cooler fall weather. Find out how to grow a great fall harvest in this class for both beginners and experienced veggie gardeners alike!

Gardening 101, Sunday 9/11/11,  11am-4pm at NHG
Learn all you need to know about Texas gardening! This is a great class for those new to the area, beginner gardeners or experienced gardeners looking for a refresher course. $65 / $60 for Grow Card Members. Price includes our new book Easy Gardens for North Texas (Retail value $29.99), class handouts on soil amendments, planting, maintenance and more all bound up in an easy to use binder. Application & Details here.

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