Tips and tricks to help prepare your garden for winter

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Turning the compost in preparation for the winter. Learn how to handle that stuff this fall to turn it into “gardeners’ gold” next summer.

Canna lilies are popular flowers with large leaves and tall flower stalks on the boulevards and in plantings around businesses and the home. Their underground “bulbs” are tender and will not survive to flower another year if not dug up in October and stored some place warm over winter. Find out how to dig and store them so they are ready to plant and enjoy next summer.

Gladiolus also need winter protection to survive from year to year. They are dug at the same time as cannas and the same way but stored differently. See if these are easier or harder to bring in for the winter.

You can head to the Milwaukee County UW-Extension Horticulture page for more gardening information.