Plant these this fall or wait?
Moving into my new house in a couple of weeks and on my long list of to-do's, somewhere, is improve the landscaping. Given the moving and immediate projects I don't anticipate being able to do any landscape work until maybe mid September. New house is zone 4, semi-arid I believe, and totally new to me. The lawn does have a sprinkler system.
My first order of business is to remove a few trees, clean up and then expand the beds. I may only live in this house for four years or about, so I'd like to get the garden going right away. The following is what I'd like to plant in September, assuming it's advisable.
Blue Moon Wisteria along the front porch (potted)
Virginia Creeper along the brick wall and garage (potted)
Easy Elegance roses (2 gallon)
Daylilies (fans? from ebay)
Red Twig Dogwood
Sky Pencil Holly
Will the above items do okay being planted this fall? Anything special I should do to ensure they make it through winter? I believe it freezes/snows in October quite frequently, probably closer to Halloween would be my guess. The area can be windy, but the larger bed is along the foundation of the house facing east.
This post was edited by Lady_West on Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 0:01