You are here

Horticulture How-To: Preparing Your Garden for Winter 

Fall may bring shorter days, but not a shorter list of essential garden tasks.

This is the perfect time to prepare for winter and, soon enough, a beautiful spring. Gardener Kevin Beamer covers the basics of fall garden care, including how to extend the growing season with frost-resistant annuals and structures like cold frames and hoop houses, planting spring bulbs, and caring for tender bulbs, perennials, trees, shrubs and even container gardens.

CONNECTING WITH ZOOM

This virtual program is presented live via Zoom. The online "waiting room" opens at 12:30 p.m. and the class begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to join with video; questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this program will be recorded.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Kevin Beamer began working as a gardener at Hillwood in January 2014. This work has included preparing Hillwood’s gardens for winter, preparing fall and winter annuals displays, and building and repairing wood structures. Kevin has been working in horticulture for over fifteen years as a gardener and landscape designer. He also teaches part time in Northern Virginia Community College’s Horticulture Department, including classes in garden maintenance. Prior to working in horticulture, Kevin had worked in computer science and information technology. 

  • Chrysanthemums and frost-resistant annuals acclimate to outdoor temperatures in Hillwood's cold frames

    Chrysanthemums and frost-resistant annuals acclimate to outdoor temperatures in Hillwood's cold frames

    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik