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September 2020

Alright, that's enough of that!  If the mosquitoes don't make your life miserable, the heat will, and smoke from wild fires is enough to make you rethink your gardening obsession. 

Fall seems to be on the way, and it's a relief after the hottest and driest summer on record in my area.

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So in September, in those still-warm (even hot) days, and cool nights, Geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum) come into their own and bloom, bloom, bloom.  The colours are incredibly bright, there are lots of flowers, and they just keep coming.  But so is the frost, which will be the end of them.  What do you do?  How about bringing them inside for the winter - yes, it's possible!

Overwintering those gorgeous Geraniums

You spent many enjoyable hours making your succulent crafts - like topiaries, spheres and globes, among others.  Now it's time to figure out if you should rip them apart to salvage the plants, or what?

What Should I Do With My Succulent Crafts For Winter?

What is the best way to keep your containers and crafts filled with hardy succulents safe for the winter?  There are several ways to preserve all that hard work, but it takes a bit of planning, as planted in crafts and containers, even a reliable and tough plant isn't so hardy as when it's planted in ground;

Prepare your succulent containers for winter

Every year, climate change becomes more and more evident, with flooding, changing weather patterns, and wildfires.  Garden smarter to protect your home;

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