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By Bev Wieler
Journalist 

Give plants a good drink before winter

 

September 24, 2020



With the recent rain, I’m able to look out my kitchen window and still enjoy color in the flower garden. Just a few weeks ago I was ready to pull flowers out and hope for the best for wintering over perennials. It’s surprising what almost two inches of rain can do.

All summer I dumped water on the beds. It takes rain to really make the color pop in the landscape.

I realize we aren’t out of the woods yet. It will take a lot more moisture to bring up our water table.

Plants need deep watering. That includes trees, bushes and perennials. Deep watering seals the roots before freezing temp...



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