Vicki LamicaAs fall settles in, Perry Wellness Center staff members and peers are already preparing for the winter months. For example, many plants must be cut back for the winter, so that new spring growth will be promoted.

It’s been a banner season for selling roses at the market, including the popular Knock Out variety, but the remaining plants must now be cut back and readied for moving into a greenhouse for the winter.

Explained market manager Phyllis Smith, “It is critical that we carefully cut the spent blooms from our roses. We must begin now to allow the roses to sprout new leaves and buds.”

In the photo above, Vicki Lamica carefully works to refresh the remaining rose bushes at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.

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