According to the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Fall is the best time of the year to plant in north central Texas. The Botanical Garden invites all to come to their fall plant sale to stock up on plants that do well in north Texas.
The sale will offer a wide assortment of trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, perennials, vines, winter annuals, and spring-flowering bulbs. It will also feature a wide assortment of citrus, other fruit trees, and small fruits.
Additionally, rose, African violet, begonia, iris, daylily, and cactus & succulent societies will be selling their plants and other vendors will be selling garden-related merchandise as well.
Garden staff will be available on site to answer any plant questions.
The Botanical Garden does ask that shoppers bring their own cart or wagon.
The sale will take place Friday, Oct. 6, from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sale will take place in “The Grove,” the wooded area just inside the weekend parking lot.
The botanical garden provides a list of reasons Fall is the best time of the year to plant:
1. Plants establish much better if planted in the fall.
2. Because our soil doesn’t freeze during the winter, roots continue growing during the winter.
3. Plants have fall, winter, and spring to establish before hot weather arrives.
4. Fall-planted plants therefore have as much of a six-month advantage over spring-planted plants.
5. Fall-planted plants are in a better position to withstand the heat and drought of the following summer than spring-planted plants.
6. There’s more natural rainfall in fall and winter to establish your plants.
7. When you purchase trees in the fall, you can see their fall color and decide which colors you want in your landscape.
8. Texas Arbor Day is November 1. This is the best time to plant trees.
9. Plants and trees store “energy” in the fall/winter because they do not focus on top growth. This allows the tree or shrub to hit the ground running in the spring. For further growth, you can fertilize your newly-planted trees and shrubs which will produce robust growth in spring.
10. The crisp, cool air of fall makes for an enjoyable, leisurely experience working in the garden.