October Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Clean up and winterize.
  • Prune fruit trees.
  • Divide and add new perennials, and prune back existing ones.
  • Plant ground covers, shrubs and trees.
  • Choose and plant crocus, daffodil and tulip bulbs.
  • Rake leaves and use them to mulch around tender perennials.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Compost garden waste as you tidy for winter.
  • Sow a cover crop such as crimson clover, vetch or field peas in empty garden spaces to replenish nitrogen to the soil. Plow or mix the cover crop into the soil in the spring.

The Lawn

  • Finish fall lawn renovation, thatching, aerating, liming and overseeding.
  • Turn off irrigation system and drain for the winter.

Around the House

  • Winterize fountains and water features.
  • Sharpen shovels and tools.
  • Get out cozy throws, seasonal candles, and add an autumn wreath to the front door.
  • Stay social and invite friends over for an easy and warm meal like chili.
  • Prepare for rainy days by hanging a small towel by each door for your four-legged friend’s feet.

CLIMBING
Don Juan
Golden Opportunity
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat 

DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
Bonica
Claire Austin
Desdemona
Eustacia Vye
Gabriel Oak
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Celebration
Olivia Rose Austin
Roald Dahl
Scepter’d Isle
Silas Marner
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Lark Ascending
The Poet's Wife

FLORIBUNDA
Angel Face
Chihuly
Ebb Tide
Hot Cocoa
Julia Child
Livin' Easy
Morning Glow
Sunsprite
Trumpeter 

GRANDIFLORA
Love
Queen Elizabeth
Uptown Girl

GROUNDCOVER
Flower Carpet Coral
Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
Chantilly Cream
Double Delight
Fragrant Cloud
Heavenly Scented
Honor
Just Joey
Mister Lincoln
New Zealand
Perfume Factory
Sugar Moon
Touch Of Class
Veteran's Honor

MINIATURE
Gourmet Popcorn 
Lemon Drop
Midnight Fire
Ruby Ruby 

SHRUB
Blanc Double De Coubert
Bonica
Champagne Wishes
Coral Cove
Double Knockout
Head Over Heels
High Voltage
Kamir
Love & Peace
Oscar Peterson
Sally Holmes
Snowdrift
Sultry Night
Sweet Fragrance

Yellow Submarine

 BOLD = New for 2023