Last Weekend Of The Summer Gardening Season

Gardening by the Moon Weekend To-Do

An idea as old as agriculture, based both folklore and superstition but there are scientific ideas to back it up.

  • Lunar Phase: 2nd Quarter begins on Thursday, September 5
  •  Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of Virgo/Libra -
    • Labor Day, September 3, signals the beginning of the fall gardening season. It's time to change your color, plant winter vegetables along with spring-blooming bulbs, remunerate lawn, plant trees and shrubs. Fall is for planting, but unlike spring the season is short so do not procrastinate.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Scorpio - Plant seasonal color
    • Sweet Peas can be planted now for color. Started now they should provide cut flowers for the holidays.
Other Things To-do
  • Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus,  does not self-clean itself. When the flowers have faded, the flower stalks should be cut off.
  • Junipers, pines, cypress, cedars and other conifers do not require much water during the summer months, but you should wash the foliage off periodically
  • The fall and winter vegetables have arrived at your favorite garden center. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Spinach, Peas, and many others are now available to plant. Do not overlook combining vegetables with seasonal color for dramatic containers. Red Sails or Bronze Lettuce and white Alyssum and red Swiss Chard with Parsley are just two of the many colorful, edible combinations you can plant.