October Skies

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ — aromatic aster.

Fall is the best time to evaluate this year’s garden to determine what we liked and enjoyed the most, and what areas need some additional thought before next year.

This would include all types of gardens: floral; vegetable; herb; rain, etc. One must think about the time he or she has available to actually work in the garden and the possibility of downsizing or increasing the size of your garden. Many factors come into play — your work schedule, family commitments, your age and health, the physical soil and type of garden space you have. Many of us decide to eliminate a bed or two as we age to accommodate our available time and physical stamina.

Faith Peterson is a Penn State Master Gardener from Adams County. Penn State Extension of Adams County is located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 204, Gettysburg. She can be reached at 717-334-6271.

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