For Garden’s Sake
Learning the Best Tips for Reseeding Your Lawn This Season
Fall is just around the corner and our thoughts turn to aerating and reseeding the lawn, planting shrubs, flower seeds and bulbs for Spring. Now is the time to plant those greens--lettuce, kale, collards, turnips. We gaze at our blooming late Summer, early Fall perennial flowers such as AnemoneWindflower and "September Charm," Black Eye Susan (not all varieties), Montauk Daisies, Toad Lilies, Cardinal Flower, and Coneflowers to name a few. Most flowers named are native to our region. Planting natives for our region is critical for our pollinators such as bees, butterflies, birds and bats. No pollinators, no veggies and fruit. Planting Holly and Winterberry shrubs will support over 40 varieties of birds and native Junipers over 50 varieties. The insects that birds eat have high protein content which is an important food source. .Also, feed the birds. Suet keeps them warmer. Remember to plant late Winter blooming flowers this Fall as well like Snowdrop, Crocus, Grape Hyacinth for the late Winter bee population.
Finally, with some of the herbs in my garden this year--basil, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme, I'm combining them and making holiday gifts of herbal salt, herbal vinegar and herbal oil. These are divine seasonings for turkey, and lamb.
Until next time...
Sankofa Farm & Nursery.