Fun with Fall Plantings!
Fall is a great time to add to your native gardens. Cool fall temperatures and shorter daylight hours lead to a few benefits:
Extra Root Growth: Instead of focusing on leaf and flower production, your new plant can put its energy into extra root growth. This can lead to a hardier plant come next spring!
Less water required: Plants are going to be photosynthesizing less and using less water in the fall. A new plant will always need a good initial soaking but will need less supplemental watering in the fall.
Where should I buy native plants, trees, or shrubs this fall? Check out these local sales!
- The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale: www.conservemc.org. Pre-order a variety of trees or shrubs by October 13th for pickup on October 16/17. All trees and shrubs grown at Glacier Oaks Nursery in Harvard, and proceeds benefit TLC! Call 815-337-9502 for more information.
- Red Buffalo Nursery's Fall Native Plant Sale: www.redbuffalonursery.com . A variety of native plants for sale on September 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th from 10am-4pm at 10502 Seaman Road in Hebron. Call 815-648-4838 with questions.
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