Cool-Season Annuals* - Pansies, Calendula, and Iceland Poppies. Watch The Gardening Tutor Video Pansies 101.
Ground Covers - Rubus rolfei, Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue', Sedum 'Angelina'.
Perennials- Lavender, Aster, Dianthus, Erigeron, Nepeta, Phlomis fruticosa.
Shrubs- Rhododendron, Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite', Kerria japonica, Elaeagnus.
Bulbs - Freesia, Anemone, Alliums, Ranunculus, Spraxis.
Wildflower Seeds- Bachelor Buttons, Flander's Poppies, Nemophila menziesii (Baby Blue Eyes).
Extras - Prepare Ahead and buy Frost Cloth Now. First frost arrived at the end of October in Sonoma County.
*Here in Sonoma County the first 2 weeks of October is the optimal time to plant some winter flowering annuals, such as Pansies, Iceland Poppies, and Calendula. New plantings may need protection during heatwaves. For best bloom, plan ahead so cool-season annuals are planted where they get good winter sun. Other winter bloomers, such as Primroses and Bellis perennis can wait to be planted when the weather cools.
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