Autumn is a great time to plant. Here’s why:
1. Milder temperatures and increased moisture make it easier for you to care for new plantings.
2. Roots have a chance to get established before the ground gets cold;
3. As a result plants will flush out and bloom with more vigor next spring.
Here in the Puget Sound area it is fair to say that planting in September and October will provide these benefits to your new plantings.
You may also plant deeper into winter, but your new plants’ roots will not get established as well prior to going into dormancy. Our mild climate creates acceptable conditions to plant almost year round.