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2019 Fall Landscaping Design Trends

As we head into the 2019 fall landscaping season, this year’s outdoor trends have solidified. Fall is the best time to install a new landscape, so reach out to our design team today to capitalize on these 3 developing trends. The strongest trend is absolutely the increasing popularity of outdoor rooms in landscape design. This…

What Is It? Blue Mist Shrub

Late season color is usually defined by black eyed susans, sedum, ornamental grass, colored foliage and fall annuals. But have you heard of a compact shrub with silvery foliage and blue flowers that comes into its prime in late August? Caryopteris x clandonensis, also known as blue mist shrub, happens to be that plant. Blue…

Cold Hardy Mums & Fall Annuals

Though it may not be sweater weather quite yet, cooler nights and shorter days are just around the corner. Little ones are returning to school in their new outfits, and it’s time to think about updating your home garden’s look as well. Cold hardy fall annuals offer opportunity to bring beautiful blooms and decorative foliage…

Benefits of Fall Planting

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “When is the best time to plant?” The answer to that question is tricky. While spring is great, fall has better benefits. By planting in the fall, you are able to get two cooler, damper growing periods – fall and spring. One benefit to planting in the fall is cooler temperatures. When temperatures start to cool, plants do not put as much effort into leaf and flower production, but rather more effort into root growth. Extra root growth helps to establish plants so they can withstand the winter weather. Along with cooler temperatures come shorter days and less intense sunlight, which in turn does not stress the plant once planted. …

Fall Recipe: Butternut Squash Risotto  

Butternut Squash Risotto
This butternut squash risotto recipe tastes incredible! Roasted butternut squash and crispy fried sage take it over the top. This risotto is also healthier than most; it calls for brown rice instead of white, and requires practically no stirring. You can simply bake it all in the oven! Recipe yields 4 servings.

Pumpkin Possibilities!

Between the lively outdoor activities of summer and the chilling winds of winter, comes the nip in the air that speaks of change. This changes begins the wonderful transitional time of fall. The pumpkins show their vibrancy of color as the plants prepare to go dormant. They’re not only pretty to use in decorating, but they can also be cooked to make enjoyable meals, breads or desserts.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Garden

Summer is quickly fading away, but it doesn’t mean your gardening has to stop. Your vibrant mums can keep you outdoors well into the fall, but your veggies can actually take you all the way into early winter. For me, it’s my favorite time and I truly enjoy my veggie garden.

Spice Up Your Container Gardens for Fall

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here (where did the summer go)! That just means that it’s time to freshen up your summer container gardens and get them ready for the new season. I know my containers at home are looking tired and are definitely ready for some rejuvenation.

Low Maintenance, High Color – Fall Gardening Ideas

When I think of fall gardening, I think of a second spring. Recharged by the cool air, I’m fired up to do some planting! One of the reasons I really enjoy planting in the fall is that there is less thought to it. You just plant and go! At this time of year, plants are winding down. When you do plant, be sure to amend the soil with a good compost and mycorrhizae. Top-dress with some mulch, water the plants well, and Presto! Your plants are set! Since the plants require less watering at this time of year, you may not have to go back and water again. (It is still recommended to check the soil moisture daily, especially on warmer days.) Next spring, your plants will reemerge from dormancy, no hand-holding necessary.