New England Gardening Advice -September
Ask a New Englander their favorite month of the year, and 8 times out of 10 they will say September. Warm, dry days and cool nights stir us out of our summer haze and back out onto the trails, bikes and gardens where we enjoy spending time.
If you followed our advice last month, you took care of the watering when mother nature didn't. By watering deeply and less often, you encouraged your plants roots to reach down deeper into the soil to find their moisture, and your tomatoes (amongst other temperamental plants) thank you. Right about now you should be up to your knees in red, ripe juicy tomatoes and many other summer vegetables.
But there are other choices as well.... did you know there are fall-blooming lilies and crocus that will thrive in mid to southern New England gardens? They are a little harder to find than the average bulb but well worth the hunt. The Magic or Resurrection Lily is actually a relative of the winter-blooming Amaryllis and looks like a cross between the two.