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October Planting Guide

October 07, 2000|JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS

October is one of the best gardening months in Orange County. Our weather is not yet chilly, but by now the sweltering days of summer have usually passed.

It's a great time to plant just about anything, including many trees, shrubs and perennials, which will set down a strong root system over the winter. Now is also time to plant cool season vegetables. The following is a sampling of what can be planted this month.

FLOWERS

Agapanthus

Alyssum

Aster

Bachelor's button

Begonia

Bromeliad

Calendula

California poppy

Canna

Campanula

Canterbury bell

Carnation

Chrysanthemum

Cyclamen

Delphinium

English primrose

Felicia

Foxglove

Geranium

Iceland poppy

Impatiens

Japanese anemone

Lilac

Lantana

Nasturtium

Pansy

Penstemon

Portulaca

Rudbeckia

Scabiosa

Schizanthus

Shasta daisy

Snapdragon

Stock

Succulent

Sweet pea

Viola

Sweet violet

Sweet William

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VEGETABLES

Artichoke

Arugula

Asparagus

Beet

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Collards

Endive

Garlic

Horseradish

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Mustard greens

Onion

Oriental greens

Parsnip

Pea

Potato

Radish

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Salsify

Shallot

Spinach

Swiss chard

Turnip

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HERBS

Bay laurel

Chamomile

Chervil

Chive

Cilantro

Comfrey

Dill

Fennel

Lavender

Mint

Oregano

Parsley

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

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BULBS and TUBERS

Anemone

Babiana

Bearded iris

Freesia

Homeria

Lily

Ranunculus

Sparaxis

Tritonia

Watsonia

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