Perennials to divide, late fall vegetables to get planted, spring bulbs to get in, bird feeders to clean and get ready, garlic to plant, tender plants to move back indoors, apples to harvest (and what an apple year this has been!), dead heads to deadhead, and, of course, leaves to peep… and then to rake.
Etc. etc. etc.
You might have thought you could fall back, but hah! Fall gardening tasks sometimes seem never-ending — and, in fact, they are.
But take a breath. And instead, think of spring ahead.
Yes, the Connecticut Horticultural Society’s Fall Plant Auction & Sale is this Friday, Sept. 25. It’s an excellent chance to stock up on perennials, shrubs, trees, houseplants, gardening books, bulbs and more. And a chance to support the CHS Scholarship Fund.
Admission is free at the sale, held at the Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave. in Vernon. Doors open at 4:30 for donations and setup, but the sale itself begins at 7 p.m., and the auction at 7:15.
Then, back to the garden! There’s still plenty of work to be done…