Click below to listen to my Garden Bite radio show: October perennial care
Fall is underway, albeit a little slower this year, with the splash of red and golden hues in our lovely state! I hope you have a chance, amongst your chores, to get out and enjoy.
There’ve been some great sales at local nurseries as well. Your purchases should be in the ground and establishing themselves for a delightful display next year!
Right now you can collect seeds of coneflowers and rudbeckia. Cut the heads off in the afternoon when the plant is dry, open the flower head and collect the seeds. Be sure to label them, unless you like surprises!
A how to from Fine Gardening magazine ‘Collecting and Storing Seeds’
Cutting back your perennials is up to you. I would suggest you cut out any diseased foliage and also take out your hostas. If you do have some flower seeds left from your Hosta, you can leave them as the birds will munch them over the winter season.