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Fall ornamentals bring late-season cash

publication date: Sep 1, 2010
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For me, fall is always one of the hardest seasons, both physically and emotionally. By midsummer I begin to long forFall Flowers 2 cool, short days and the closing of another flower year. But while I am tempted to slip into resignation and quit planting when the sight of seedlings makes me want to cry,  I’ve learned that pushing through the burnout will bring the season to a strong finish.  By stocking the garden and hoophouse with plenty of fall-timed material, taking time to dry and store ingredients for wreaths and Thanksgiving centerpieces, and tucking a plot of winter squash somewhere on the property, I have been able to extend our sales window significantly and stick a little more cash in the bank before winter sets in.

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