Fall and winter care for roses and perennials

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The heat of summer is behind us but there are a few tasks left to do in the garden before winter sets in. Now is the perfect time to plant perennials for fall color and to cut back or divide other perennials.

Lara Brinker, owner of Rootopia Designs, will present a free seminar, Perennials:  Tips for Fall Planting & Winter Care, at Molbak’s on Saturday, October 8, 10–11 a.m.

Learn what you can do to add color in the perennial garden now and how to tuck your flower garden into bed for the winter.

John Harmeling, American Rose Society rosarian and Molbak’s expert, will follow Brinker at 12:30 p.m. with a free, informal 30 minute chat on preparing roses for winter.

Harmeling will lead attendees through the steps to take to ensure roses survive the winter whether they’re planted in containers or in beds, how to groom roses for winter and how to minimize diseases. A few precautions taken now can be a boon to your roses next spring.

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Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th ST., Woodinville.

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