"The ground is still warm but the air is cooler and a lot less humid and the roots tend to develop a little bit better in the fall. In the winter they actually break out of their root ball and are much better prepared to handle the heat next summer," Ken told me. He said a lot of avid gardeners are well aware of this and take full advantage of end-of-season sales.
You will find all kinds of plants on sale as the temps drop. We discovered three gallon bush roses that once sold for $29.99, selling for only five dollars a plant. Dearness Gardens has trees that went for eighty dollars for $20! The list goes on and the savings can add up.
But a word of caution, make sure to keep you tabs from the plants. It's always a surprise when they come back up in spring, and you want to remember the care they need.
Happy fall planting!