Flowering In: October

October marks a pivotal time for gardeners as they engage in activities to prepare the garden for the impending winter and reflect on the growing season's accomplishments. Planting spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, and crocuses, takes precedence during this month, allowing their roots to establish before the ground freezes. October is also a suitable time for dividing and transplanting perennials, ensuring healthier growth in the seasons ahead. Gardeners should focus on cleaning up the garden by removing spent annuals and cutting back faded perennials, promoting a tidy and well-maintained appearance. Additionally, attending to lawn care, such as aerating and applying a fall fertilizer, contributes to a robust and resilient turf. Engaging in these activities allows gardeners to conclude the growing season on a thoughtful note, laying the groundwork for a successful and promising garden in the following year.