Ask a Question forum: General question regarding planting in the Fall in Houston area

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Name: Tina DeGeorgio

Aug 14, 2016 11:37 AM CST
I don't have a green thumb and don't have much knowledge in gardening. However, I was asked to prepare horticulture report during our Garden Club meeting. This is the time for myself to learn about gardening and share my learning with my club members. So I would like to collect some info regarding planting in the Fall. Our first meeting will be in early September. I believe the weather in Houston will still be quite warm or maybe even hot. Here are my questions:

1. What kind of plant should we consider that would last through the Fall season?
2. Do we need to prepare the ground for planting?
3. I happened to have some mature Double Knotout roses in my garden which is about 4-5 foot tall. Can I cut it down to 2 foot?


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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Aug 14, 2016 1:50 PM CST
Till soil 3 shovels wide or more per row or sure to plant my favorite.
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Rudabagas.broccoli. brussel sprouts.cabbage.+more.Go to menu Texas gardening and zone table 4 planting times and more info. Roses! Dont cut below graph.leave 3to5 live or new canes 6to12"long.If you have live canes below 2'you could go lower.Sever pruning pomotes rapid growth.and roses grow like despite what you read you can prune any time of year if there frozen and not to sever if its hot.Good luck with your project !!!😎😎😎From 100%
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Aug 14, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Opps! Bout the roses . It should be (if there NOT frozen) dont prune if there frozen ! Ok ? 😎😎😎 nodding
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Aug 14, 2016 2:01 PM CST
This guide here on NGA should be of some help with your first question. Smiling
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