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Northeast Gardening: Whats good for fall planting?

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Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2010
8:14 PM

Post #8142073

I'm just looking for suggestion for my garden, as everything is dieing back or going to sleep and I've never done any gardening in the fall before.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Elaine

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2010
3:00 AM

Post #8142297

bulbs are always good

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 7, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #8142529

If you want fall color, be sure to have asters...also dahlias look great this time of year...and reblooming roses love the cooler weather...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #8142898

Do you mean you want to know what blooms now? or what to plant now for next year?
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2010
8:17 PM

Post #8147630

well actually Both, Everything in my front-scape is gone, all i have is snow in summer which never gave their last bloom. So im looking for some color that with brighten up my home.

Also Ive never planted in the fall. So im kinda scared that if i plant stuff its gonna die and i'll be laying in waiting for nothing. I've got the planting jitters /\/\/\/\/
I guess it's because i'm new at dealing with flowers and i don't know what to do.

I've only started growing seriously growing the past 2 yrs after i started building my garden boxes

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2010
8:35 PM

Post #8147689

Fall is one of the best times for planting hardy perennials. and of course bulbs get planted in the fall.

But for fall bloomers there's mums, asters, anemone, heliopsis, lobelia, rudbeckia, scabiosa, goldenrod, spiderwort, Tricyrtis(toad lily) sedum, some daylilies, some irises rebloom in October

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2010
2:09 AM

Post #8147877

I have planted a number of plants in fall... and had luck with a lot of them ... but would not plant agastache again in the fall... they did not return
ngam
Southeast, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2010
4:50 AM

Post #8147929

I really like your garden structure. I agree with the plants for fall color everyone has posted. I only like to plant larger perennials with a really good root structure in fall. I usually plant in the spring, but that is because I poop out by the end of summer mostly. Bulbs for spring blooms are planted in fall as are many shrubs. Mulching newly planted plants( keep it off the crowns) like the rest of the garden will help with frost heaves and maintain a level soil temp to give them a better chance to come back in the spring. Good luck with your new garden, it looks like you are off to a great start. Looking forward to hearing an update.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 10, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #8148780

Yes...keep us posted with photos!
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #8149178

Tis is the front of my home where i'm looking to place flowers now and next year i will try to plant flowers around my garden and some kind of vine on my trellis.

So far i've got rudbeckia in 8" and about 36" varieties and sedum seeds
:)

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 11, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #8150106

If your trellis gets a lot of shade, Silver Moon clematis will do very well on it...
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #8150516

thanks Robindog i'll check it out
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #8167039

Hey robindog, i heard that Silver Moon clematis is poisonous if indigested and i have a 2 yr and 8mnth old, but it really is beautiful though.

Does any one know of flowers that grow well in spots with morning sun only?

And whats the HOTTEST pepper out there?


heres my future gardener in training... lol

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #8167042

hellebores like that light

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 20, 2010
7:59 PM

Post #8167050

'Gardener' looks cheerful.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2010
8:01 PM

Post #8167054

bubble blowing days are always cute
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2010
8:14 PM

Post #8167073

OMG they are B-utiful, but poisonous, go figure...

I need a PG 13 kinda plant.But I'll put that one in the books for when my kids are in the NC17 range, lol

or at least until they're 5-7, when they know better... hopefully, hahaha
Thanks again
You guys really know some very nice plants.

So far ive planted Narcissus, Dutch Iris, and I planted asstd crocus' in the shape of a heart around My Europeana Rose Tree. I also move my Asiatic Lilies to the edges of my garden from the front of my house so they can get more light cuz they only bloom once every summer with out enough light i guess.
Cant wait to see how everything is going to look.
(=^D
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #8167079

He was in the garden with me yesterday and I was planting my lilies and he was helping me to dig up the dirt... little did i know, when I turned back around, he was eating the dirt. I guess i was investigating the alkalinity level in my soil. Needless to say, it was time to go back inside and brush his 4 lil teefers, lol
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #8167083

I've also been looking for asters and dahlias with no luck so far, but im still looking
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2010
8:25 PM

Post #8167090

Hey ngam, why shouldn't i put mulch on the crowns? Is that because they wont be able to breath right ( you know what i mean)



And hey guys,do roses need to mulched the same way, off the crown? or do they need to heavily mulched?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 21, 2010
4:36 AM

Post #8167447

I find the best mulch for roses is rotted manure dumped right on top of crown after the ground has frozen...keeps the roses toasty, & fertilizes when spring rains come. Your little one is a cutie!
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 21, 2010
7:04 AM

Post #8167649

Thanks Robindog, i'll do that.. And Thanks he's a doll, It's been a pleasure being a mom with all its ups and downs, kinda like being a gardener. Once the seed is planted and it starts to grow, you have to shape them and groom them into beautiful and wonderful flowers so they can ]bloom and sine
=)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 21, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #8168417

For sure!
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8171350

Hey Robindog, What veggies are good for growing in the winter, do you know?

I know Some onions and garlic and broccoli but theres gotta be more, right?
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #8171391

The hottest pepper is Bhut Jolokia. 1,041,427 on the scoville chart. Heres the link about them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Jolokia_pepper#Scoville_rating

They are hot. I cant eat a sliver of the darn things. I gave a piece to a young guy that came here, he ate it and almost hyper-ventilated. He couldnt catch his breath. People have been trying to get hotter peppers and I belive what they call 5 pots are trying to get it document they are hotter, but has not happened yet. I have been growing Bhuts for 3 years now. Why you want some seeds?

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 23, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8171593

Well, Jimenez, you need a greenhouse to grow during the winter, but if you have one, lettuce, kale, beet greens, radishes would grow.
Jimenez_Garden
Jessup, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #8171601

What about a cold frame, would that work?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 26, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #8177787

Not where I live, but try it...it may be OK for you.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9266073

Ever tried wintersowing in milk jugs or liter soda bottles? If not go to Wintersowing.org and learn all about it or go to the wintersowing forum here on this website or over at Gardenweb.com..wintersowing forum.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9266147

yes been there done that, works great

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