Monthly Archives: October 2014

Polar Vortex 2

Yup I said it, if the weather predictions are correct we may be looking at another Polar Vortex this winter in the Midwest. So what can you do to protect your plants?

Mulch! A layer of mulch insulates the ground therefore allowing it to stay frozen, protecting plants from winter freezes, thaws and winds. A steady temperature will keep the plant in dormancy and prevent it from triggering new growth during a brief warm spell. Tender, new growth too soon will just result in more winter die back. Mulching now will also help conserve whatever water is in the soil, remember to water your plants well into the fall.

For further info on mulching contact Van Zelst Inc.

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Fall Flowers…

We expect the colors of the changing leaves, but there are also some great fall blooming plants still adding a punch of color to the landscape.

Fall Asters

Fall blooming asters.

 

Aster

Aster alma potschke

 

Goldenrod

Solidago (goldenrod)

 

Weigela

A second flush of flowers from weigela rubidor.

 

Beauty bush

The beautiful berries of Beautybush.

 

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