“Plant kindness and gather love.“ Not known
NEXT CLUB MEETING
The holidays are a busy time for all and, as such, the Oakmont Garden Club does not meet in December. Our next general meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The topic will be “Trash Can Composting” presented by Shirley Phillips. More on this in our December Oakmont News posting. Hope to see you all there!
THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN
Oh, my goodness! I’ll bet there is still so much to do in your garden. There certainly is in mine – seems as if I can never get it all done before cold weather sets in.
Most important this time of year is to clear away leaves and garden debris that can harbor unwanted insects just waiting to gnaw on the new spring growth. With all the falling leaves (from your own trees as well as all your neighbor’s up and down the street) this can be a daunting task. Keep at it – the Gardening Gods will reward you in the spring.
This is also a good time to dig up, divide and move many perennials which can begin to under-perform with age. If you find they have always under-performed, it may just be that they are in the wrong location – sometimes a new location is the cure! Be sure to mulch well and protect any fragile transplants from frost. The basic principle is: Spring bloomers can be divided and transplanted in fall, several weeks after blooming. Late summer and fall bloomers can be divided and transplanted in early spring, before budding.
And, Fall is still the optimum time to plant many trees and shrubs.
The Oakmont Garden Club board and volunteers wish our members and readers a very happy Thanksgiving. We are so pleased that we were able to hold at least a few meetings in 2021 and that they were well-attended. We hope you have enjoyed the presentations thus far this year and are looking forward to hearing your suggestions for upcoming topics. Enjoy!