October Gardeners To Do List For October Planting Select and plant shrubs and trees, especially those that are grown for fall foliage, while fall color is visible. Late October is an excellent time for planting shrubs and hardy perennials, although it’s best to wait until the winter dormant season for planting shade trees, or transplanting large woody shrubs or ornamental trees such as crape myrtles.
Plant pansies, flowering kale and cabbage, dianthus, cyclamen, violas, and other cool season annuals. Plant daffodil and grape hyacinth immediately after purchase. Divide and replant perennials such as Iris and daylily.
City living often means Small spaces so make the most of the space you have by thinking vertically.Use repurposed wood and building materials to create privacy walls with shelves, and filled with potted plants.