Maple Grove Gardening Expert Has Tips for Dismal Weather
Gardening experts from Maple Grove’s Lynde’s Greenhouse say to bring your houseplants inside because freezing temperatures are expected soon.
“It is the last hurrah for your houseplants, so bring those in because they’re not going to be happy,” said Donna Atallian with Lynde Greenhouse and Nursery.
Atallian says to make sure to spray your houseplants with insecticidal soap to guard against any bugs on the plant.
Outdoor Plants May Survive If Covered
For those plants left outside, but still have time to bloom, Atallian says cover them up a bed sheet. Atallian says tonight would be a good time to cover your plants, especially since the temperatures are expected to drop to the low 40s and high 30s by Friday morning.
The gardening expert says you don’t have to cover shrubs unless it’s a rose bush or you want to extend blossoms. And she says whatever you do, put down the shears. Now is not the time to trim bushes, Atalian said.
Pointing to a flowering bush, Atallian said “this one has the flower buds on it for next year, so if I go and trim this off, I’m not going to have any flowers.”
Lastly, if you still want to add some color to your garden, mums are the way to go for this time of the year. If we don’t have any extreme weather they will last for a few weeks.
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