The September/October issue of Northern Gardener has been out for a few weeks, and I’ve gotten so many positive comments on it. I love the cover of a ripe tomato from the garden of Ted Beverly and Rick Chrustowski in River Falls, Wis. Their “exuberant garden” is filled with large, lush plants and carefully designed to provide views and places to wander, no matter what the season.
In addition to being profiled in the magazine, Ted wrote a wonderful piece on eight, late-blooming perennials worth planting. I have several of the plants he suggests in my garden, but there are others I’m planning to plant next year for an extended garden season.
Speaking of extending the season, Colleen Vanderlinden of inthegardenonline, vegetable gardener extraordinaire, wrote about 10 ways to extend your vegetable season. Keeping up with the list theme, Michelle Mero Riedel gives top-notch design advise in her article on choosing perennials with foliage that is not just green.
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