Fall Flower Garden Clean-Up: Spring cleanup

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Fall Flower Garden Clean-Up

By goldfinch4
November 23, 2016

If you're like me and live in a cool climate, your gardening season will soon be coming to an end for another year. You've either got loads of work ahead of you cleaning out your flower gardens or you are ready to sit back and relax and leave the clean-up until spring.

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Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Sep 6, 2011 7:18 PM CST
Because I live in the arid city of Calgary, we need to water our perennials thoroughly before the snow flies, and mulch, mulch, mulch! I cut down the tall stuff, then leave it sit on the garden - veggie and flower.

Next year I hope to plant tomato seeds and the only way they're going to come up is for the soil to be very wet under the mulch and to leave it until the beginning to middle of June (when danger of frost is gone).
We're in the shade of the mountains, and it can fluctuate a great deal in the springtime (from freezing, to mid-70's) so we have to be careful not to be fooled by Mother Nature!
Susan
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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Sep 6, 2011 8:06 PM CST
I cut back some stuff that has bloomed in the spring... but most like the daylilys and Hostas, I leave for Spring -- I like you am ready to mulch mulch mulch!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 7, 2011 1:17 AM CST
I bet the mountains can really affect your temperatures and growing seasons. Must be quite a challenge gardening there Susan.
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Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Charter ATP Member Dahlias Enjoys or suffers cold winters Ferns Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Region: Canadian Vegetable Grower Container Gardener
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Tallulah_B
Sep 7, 2011 11:18 AM CST
It really is, Chris, it really is...... I'm originally from Manitoba and the growing season starts the 3rd week of May (long weekend) cuz there's no more frost, and it doesn't end until beginning to mid-Oct. Plus the soil is rich and black. Here in Calgary we can't start planting until Mid-June, and season ends by mid to end of Sept. Plus the soil is very clay, and the water runs off. They say we're only 3 hours from a drought and we can have a huge rainstorm for days on end, and after a few hours our soil is cracked and dry!!
They also say that tomatoes won't ripen in the garden - most people use greenhouses. It's a very arid climate - almost desert-like.
Susan
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 7, 2011 3:36 PM CST
Wow, even more challenging than I originally thought. Do you have a greenhouse?
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