September proclaimed "Fall is for Planting Month"
According to a proclamation by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, September was decreed "Fall is for Planting Month" in the state of Oregon. The announcement, made at last week's 2013 Farwest Trade Show, emphasizes the positive impact of nurseries on Oregon's economy, as well as the health and lifestyle benefits of gardening and planting trees, shrubs, flowers and edibles.
"Many people are finding that few tastes are as satisfying as food that they grew themselves, in their own yard," OAN Marketing Director Ann Murphy said. "Now's a great time to put in fruit trees and berry bushes. They can acclimate to their new home before going into dormancy, then come charging out of the chute come springtime. And there are several good winter vegetable crops you can plant right now." Click here for a full report.