What to do in October in SoCal

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)September 30, 2013

According to Pat Welsh. See the book "Southern California Gardening" for details.

cool season annuals
permanent landscape (except for tropicals, bare-roots, natives), lilies, oxalis, Tazetta daffodils, cineraria, wildflower seeds, cool season lawns, cool season veggies

spring bulbs ( anemones, daffs, Dutch irises, ranunculus, crocus, tulips, hyacinth and pre-chill the last three

clivia, daylily, gazanias, fortnight lily, bird of paradise, irise, Kahili ginger, lily turf, shasta daisies, hardy water lilies, naked ladies, perennials

pelargoniums, ivy geraniums, natives, cut down asparagus stems after they turn brown, cut back red fountain grass just as new blades emerge from ground, cut back festuca

fuchsias, hardy water lilies, poinsettias, roses, cool season lawns, St. Augustine.

Lift glads and clean up, tie up sweet peas, harvest macadamias, store tuberous begonias, dethatch cool season lawns, harvest horseradish.

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I need to get the daylilies divided, but I'm not sure I'm physically up to doing it for 5-6 clumps. I might manage a couple. The others I'm thinking of just cutting back the outside growth to bring them back to a less overgrown size. This must sound awful, but it's all I can think of other than do nothing with them.

Thanks for the list.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 5:25PM
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Min3 South S.F. Bay CA

Why not plant the natives now? I thought October was the best month for doing this. Min

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:07PM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

what to do in October in SoCal?

go to the Fall plant sale at the Huntington and spend too much money.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 12:27AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Pat thinks November is even better than October for planting natives, min.
Too funny, nil!
I dread the day I must divide my daylilies, socks. Good luck.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 4:28PM
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