An Alameda Garden: Get Ready for Fall Planting!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Get Ready for Fall Planting!

Now that it is officially autumn, it's time to shift gears in the garden. While in other parts of the country, gardeners are closing up shop for the year, here in the Bay Area, the autumnal equinox just signals that it's time to garden differently. There are different food crops to grow, bulbs to dig in, and lots to clean up.

I'm participating in a few events in the next few weeks that will be a fun way to get us all motivated for the seasonal shift. First up, I'll be speaking this Saturday, Sept. 28th at an all-day event called "A Garden for All Seasons: Edibles" at the Marin Art and Garden Center that's sponsored by the UC Marin Master Gardeners and The Garden Conservancy. The entire program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and I'll be speaking from 2 to 3 p.m. on the best fruits and vegetables to grow right now and into winter in the Bay Area. This event also features presentations by Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner, authors of The Beautiful Edible Landscape, and  Merrilee Olson, founder of Preserve Sonoma. Get more info and register for this event here.

Leslie Bennett and I will be talking with Lyons Filmer of KWMR (90.5 Point Reyes Station / 89.9 Bolinas) about this Saturday's program "A Garden for All Seasons: Edibles" this morning at 11:00 a.m., so tune in to get a preview of what we'll be covering.
Next month on Saturday, Oct. 19, I'll be at the Los Angeles County Arboretum at a program called "Live Long and Landscape." This event, also co-sponsored by The Garden Conservancy, is focused on the part that gardening plays in healthy living. In addition some other great speakers, I'll be talking about the healthy fruits and vegetables you can grow this season. Get more info and register for this event here.

I'll be posting more this week on some of the great gardens I visited this summer in the Bay Area during the Garden Bloggers Fling in June and in Montreal and Quebec City last month while at the Garden Writers Association Symposium. So many great gardens! So many photos to organize! Be sure to check back.

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