"Putting the Garden to Bed"

Pernell Gerver's lecture and presentation "Putting the Garden to Bed" focuses on how to get the garden ready for the long winter ahead. In the perennial garden, the program covers cutting down perennials and mulching for winter protection. Winter protection of roses is also illustrated. In the annual flower garden taking cuttings of annuals to enjoy indoors over winter is shown step-by-step. Lifting and storing tender bulbs over winter is illustrated. In the vegetable garden, the focus is on fall cleanup, removing and composting debris, soil preparation, and cover crops. Preparing trees and shrubs for winter by watering deeply, using a wind screen for evergreens and broad-leaved evergreen shrubs, applying tree wraps to protect from wildlife damage, and applying antidesiccant to prevent drying out over winter are featured. Suggestions on what to do with all those fall leaves are also offered. Preparing the garden for the winter ahead ensures the garden gets off to a good start next season. Included is a question & answer session after the program as well as a plant sale of rare, hard-to-find, and useful plants and gardening products.


Click on a title below to read the program description or select from one of the links at the left.

"My Award-Winning Garden" ||"The Best Perennials through the Four Seasons" ||
 "Annuals for Instant and Constant Color" || "The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, and Fall" || "How to Grow Beautiful Roses" || "Vegetable Gardening How-to" ||
"Organic Gardening Fundamentals" || "Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden" || "The Many Uses of Herbs" ||"Trees & Shrubs for Home Landscapes" ||
"Designing a Landscape for Winter Interest" ||"Easy-Care Lawns and Groundcovers" || "Rock and Alpine Gardening" || "Introduction to Water Gardening" ||
"Wildflower Gardening" || "Gardening in Containers" ||
"Gardening under Glass in a Home Greenhouse" ||
"Success with House Plants & Indoor Gardening" ||
Gardens to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies" ||  "Crafts from the Garden" ||
"A Gardener's Christmas: Decorating with Natural Materials" ||
"A Season's Beginnings: Indoor Seed Starting Made Easy" ||
"Putting the Garden to Bed" ||
"Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape" || "Made in the Shade" ||
"Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How" ||
"Old-Fashioned Flowers for Modern Gardens" ||
"Exotic Tropicals for Beds and Borders" || "Rediscovering Cottage Gardens" ||
"Ornamental Grasses for Year 'Round Beauty" || "The Art of Preserving Flowers" || "Wreaths for All Seasons" ||
"How to Make a Meadow Wildflower Garden"


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