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Playing with Pumpkins – Garden Center Creations

The employees in the Garden Center love fall for many reasons, but playing with pumpkins is our favorite! Pumpkins are very versatile because they come in different shapes, sizes and colors, making the creations endless. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, and even used in cooking. Check out some of our employee creations below! Leaf Decoupage: This…

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.

Fairy Gardening For Every Season

A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and living plants. Fairy gardens allow individuals to explore and garden to a much smaller scale than a regular garden. This can be an indoor or outdoor activity, so if you have a green thumb you can be busy decorating all year long!

During the colder winter months, fairy gardens should stay inside, while they can be let outdoors or kept inside during the summer months. This tiny space gives gardeners a perfect place to express themselves and get creative. There is no limit to the designs and ideas your fairy garden can entail.

 

For step-by-step instruction and descriptions of how to create your own fairy garden, check out our blog post – Fairy Gardening How To’s. These “green places for small spaces” are perfect ways to garden all year. The fairy garden can be kept and decorated to depict every holiday and season as you please.…

Winterberry’s Marvelous Mums

As fall quickly approaches, “Mums” the word here at Winterberry Gardens. If you visited the Garden Center in the summer months, the views of lush annuals were endless, but visions of mums were far from the mind. Even though our guests weren’t thinking of mums yet, our Growers were already hard at work.

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Pumpkins 101

“For pottage and puddings and custards and pies

Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies,
We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon,
If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.”

Pilgrim verse, circa 1633

A little history of the Pumpkin… The word pumpkin originates from the Greek word Pepon and believed to have originated in the ancient Americas. Early Native Americans used the pumpkins as a food source, cooking it in many different ways and using the Blossoms in stews. Without pumpkins Native Americans may not have survived through the harsh winters. The dried shells were used as bowls and storage containers. The seeds were used as medicine.…

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.

Fall Container Gardening

Fall Container Gardening is a great way to extend the season and enjoy a little color before the landscapes turns to its dreary shade of grey for Winter.

Once the heat of summer passes, the annuals that have been delighting you all season long seem to slow down and cease to bloom; maybe your containers dried out a little bit while you were on vacation and now they need a little sprucing up. Those tired annuals have given their all and now it’s time for a refresher.