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Guest Blogger: Garden Guru on fall planting

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Garden Guru Emilio Telles

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Garden Guru Emilio Telles

 Yep, it’s getting about that time to start thinking about where to plant your fall bulbs(tulips, hyacinths,  freesias, daffodills—-etc).

Don’t do it now. Wait until next month and shop early.

Planting bulbs in late September is easy. You just have to remember that tulips, hyacinths and crocus have to be cooled in your refridgerator for a month in a paper bag before you plant them.

Unless you live like I did in Moultonboro, NH like I did for a bit where the soil temp is real cold, unlike here in the valley!

Wait until the heat is over before you even think about planting pansies, snapdragons, and primrose. Bottom line, it’s still too hot to think of fall planting.

Feel free to post any specific gardening questions for me here at Media City Groove.

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Emilio Telles is a garden expert at Armstrong Garden Center  5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale  91202.

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