This weigh to FALL

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The air is crisp, the apples are for pickin’ and the leaves are turning as we move into fall. To get the best out of this favorite season, it is all about the decorating! From corn stalks to indian corn, pumpkins to gourds and mums to kale (eating and decorating), we have it all and a little bit more! Be bold and mix celosia ‘intenz’ with lime green millet and colorful pansies or stick to the pallet from the trees and mix reds, oranges and yellows or just incase you are like me, there is always the simplicity of white pumpkins and dark color millets that is clean and more modern. Whatever your style, whatever your colors, whatever your inspiration, we can put it together with everything fall! Happy Autumn!

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A Garden Fairytale

Don’t you just love this time of year when the weather cools down, all the beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow cover the trees, and pumpkins are ready to pick? Well, we sure do! We go down to Pennsylvania and hand pick our pumpkins to give you the best selection out there. We can’t wait to tell you what we have, except we’re not sure where to start because we have one too many to choose from. Ok, I guess a list will do the trick, but that’s no fun. Try to pick out the different kinds of squash/gourds we have in our Garden Fairytale! Use the contact form and send me your list. The first person to get them all correct will win a $10.00 gift card (expires Halloween)!!!

 

A Garden Fairytale

Once upon a time there was a farm girl named Cinderella. She worked very hard on the farm everyday, but she was no knucklehead, she enjoyed the beautiful fall season’s shades of blue, pink and white that surrounded the field she worked in. There was this goose though, a gooseneck, that would get in her way one to many times. She distracted this goose by feeding him peanuts and cheese so she could pick the squash from the vines. Cinderella was always by herself doing all this work so she actually liked the goose’s company very much. She named him Hubbard even though people would tell her she was off her gourd. This didn’t bother Cinderella because at the very end of the harvest, she had the best looking pumpkins at the market with her pet goose by her side. Everyone stopped by her table to buy her produce and to meet Hubbard of course! *wink* She had her best season that year!

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Labor Day Sale

Dig this – 25% off Trees, Shrubs & Herbs and 50% off Roses & Tropical plants. Fall is a great time for planting so come on down and take advantage of our Labor Day Sale going on until September 5th. Some exclusions apply of course: Perennials, Pachysandra, Myrtle, Ivy, Mums, Asters, Millet, Ornamental Cabbage & Kale, Pennisetum Rubrum, Pansies & Peppers.

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Houseplants for the Holidays

There’s nothing more beautiful then when the leaves on the trees turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow in the fall. Bring some of those colors into your home with Crotons, Calatheas, Kalanchoe and Cyclamen and spruce up your Thanksgiving table with these decorative foliage and flowering plants from our greenhouse. Don’t be afraid to mix them together in a larger pot for a bigger statement. You’ll be amazed how stunning it looks in your home and I bet your Thanksgiving feast won’t be the only thing your family and friends will be raving about.

Bringing houseplants into the home is also a great way to continue to garden all year. Let’s be honest, we miss getting our hands dirty when winter comes around. Well, I’ve got the solution to keep those hands in the dirt. Start some Paperwhite bulbs in the house for the holidays. It’s a perfect way to play in the dirt and a great plant to watch grow from start to finish. Oh and I know we have been talking about Thanksgiving, but you should probably start your Amaryllis bulbs as well, especially if you want it to bloom for Christmas (takes 6-8 weeks). I’ll see you in the greenhouse.

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Happy Thanksgiving

No carving required

It’s that time of year when decorating is essential to the season. Go get your pumpkins and let’s get creative. No need to unpack those carving kits though, instead pick a couple colors of acrylic paint and get out a few different sized brushes. Use the natural ribbing and shapes of the pumpkins/gourds to inspire your strokes and start painting. Add a little sparkle to the mix with some colored glitter too (don’t forget the glitter glue)! This is a great project you can do with the kids (besides, who said you can only paint on paper)! Have fun.

Not feeling too artsy, it’s okay, I got a creative project for you too. Pick out a few different pumpkins and/or gourds and build something by flipping them up-side-down, sideways and/or backwards. You’ll be surprised how many different arrangements/things you can make. Do you like our gladiator?

If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, I saved the simplest decorating tip just for you. Take your empty window boxes and lay some straw down over the soil. Pick out some small sugar pumpkins and/or gourds and arrange them over the straw. Poof! You have yourself a beautiful, no-water-required window box for the season! Get ready to make your neighbors jealous.

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