All Buttoned Up!

We had such a beautiful fall! A short run of low temps in October and then 50’s, 60’s and even 70’s to finish it up! We couldn’t have asked for better weather to work in.

How pretty were the grasses this year? I’ll answer that. They were gorgeous all summer and they really shone in the fall. Here are 2 different varieties of Miscanthus. Have you ever noticed that their pollen is different colors?

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And now, here we are at the end of another season. The end of the year went very smoothly, thanks to my amazing crew.  We have cleaned, inventoried, put away and covered all the perennials. I am very thankful that we were able to finish putting plants away before the weather turned cold.

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Shhhh! They’re sleeping!

We were able to add some new experiences to our list by helping put away woody plants. This is the first time I have helped with that. Usually Landscape helps, but they were still busy installing jobs.

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One last drink of water.

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The first layer. This will be covered with straw and then again with white plastic.

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And done!

I have to give props to Gordy for all the work he did this year.

He reinforced the ends of the perennial houses.

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He patched the end of one of the Annual houses. The wood had rotted behind the downspout due to the moisture.

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And he made us a hose winder. If you ever have to wind up 50 hoses, you will understand why this is so wonderful.

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Now comes the season of greenhouse maintenance and planning for the NEXT growing season.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

 

 

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Written by

Cathy Maxson is Sargent's Gardens Annual and Perennial Growing manager. In addition to making sure Sargent's grown plants thrive, she enjoys growing in her own garden, canning fruits and vegetables, traveling and staying fit with Taekwondo.