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Gardening Series, Part 22
Your Fall and Winter Garden

Post: September 2020

The Gardening Series

 

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Putting the garden to bed, or starting anew.

"By early fall, the Perelandra garden begins to recover from the hot, dry summer days and it takes on a breathtaking beauty. The flowers especially appreciate the shorter days and softer sun. Everything has a sense of completion — not that intensity we feel throughout the height of the growing season. It reminds me of an older person who has lived well and is now moving through the later years with an air of wisdom and calm, knowing that there are many things in life one need not get in a huge fluff about."


Just a few days ago, the autumn equinox marked the beginning of a new cycle. Next summer's garden actually begins with putting this year's garden to bed. What you do for your garden now will lay the foundation for spring.


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Gut Gardeners and 2.0 Gardeners

On putting your current garden to bed: Read pages 223 to 225 of your Garden Workbook to learn how to build your fall/winter garden maintenance list with nature.

If you suddenly want to keep your garden going through the fall and winter: Hit the start button and tell your nature partner of your decision right away. Then open your Garden Workbook to Chapter 13 and read pages 226 to 228. If you've already set up your fall/winter maintenance list, you will need to update/retest the list for putting the garden to bed and then move forward with your fall/winter gardening setup.


In honor of the opportunity for renewal that comes with this change in seasons, here's a favorite slide show: Autumn in the Perelandra Garden with Vivaldi (Or click on the picture below.)


Perelandra Garden Workbook


If you're not a gardener and find yourself intrigued, or if a friend forwarded this article to you and you would like to learn more, you can get the ebook version of The Perelandra Garden Workbook and start reading today. Or get the softcover second edition.

There is much in this book that non-gardeners who care about our environment will find surprising and helpful.


If you feel overwhelmed, get stuck or have questions about these instructions, call our Question Hot Line. We enjoy helping you through blocks, and keeping the steps manageable and simple.

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