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Changes are starting to happen in the garden: leaves are developing colorful pigments, fall asters, anemones and salvia are putting on a show. The Dahlias have been displaying their fiesta colors, but by month's end this picture will change drastically here in New England.

It's time to put the tender plants you want to protect inside for the winter. After the first frost knocks down the Canna and Dahlias, the roots will need to be dug and stored. For more tips check out the blog post we did on protecting plants for winter.

GardenForeplay is a garden blog from Avant Gardens nursery in Dartmouth Massachusetts.
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Plant Portraits


Kniphofia 'Creamsicle'
Persicaria polymorpha at dusk, photo by Paul Clancy
Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star'