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SEPTEMBER IN YOUR GARDEN

Each month we keep you up-to-date on what you should be seeding, weeding and feeding in your garden. And we’ve made it easier for you! Find all of our recommend products for this month together, in one area in our shop under the This Month In Your Garden banner! If you have trouble finding it, please ask one of our cashiers to locate it for you!

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✔ Deadhead! As blooms fade be sure to deadhead your annuals and perennials to keep those babies flowering! We recommend using E. B. Stone Organics Ultra Bloom 0-10-10 on a regular basis to help set new flowers too. 

✔ For healthy roots, shoots and overall growth, apply E.B. Stone Organics All-Purpose Plant Food 5-5-5

✔ It's time to divide your Bearded Iris and other dormant spring blooming bulbs to keep them from overcrowding and ensure the most flowers come spring! For those beautiful pink Amaryllis belladonna AKA Naked Ladies, wait until they are done blooming to divide. 

✔ Speaking of Bearded Iris - they are starting to arrive in Garden’s Gate! Come check out what beautiful varieties we have available and stay tuned for more spring-blooming bulbs to come! Upon planting, we recommend an application of E.B. Stone Organics Bulb Food for healthy growth. 

✔ Look out! Pumpkins will be arriving mid-month along with mini gourds, pumpkins, corn and straw bales!

PLANT NOW

Did you know fall is the best time for planting?

The combination of cool weather, warm soil and rain helps your plants themselves establish fast, growing their roots deep for a fuller, bushier and more floriferous spring! As we get into fall, we’ll be sharing what kinds of plants are best to plant in fall, and our tips and tricks for planting! Stay tuned for more in our weekly newsletters!

  • Winter veggies are in! Plant kale, lettuces, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, leek, onions and more! If you want to start from seed, check out what seeds just came into the Garden Shop and our tips for Winter Veggie Seeds here.

    • Remember to replenish your soil for planting with our recommended Paydirt! An amendment that's great for veggies, roses & flowers too!

  • Plant fall color: our selection of violas, pansies, snapdragons and Iceland poppies have arrived with mums, cyclamen, ornamental kale and cabbage making an appearance a little later in the month.

  • For those who love the look of wildflowers in the springtime, it’s time to start to start shopping for seeds! Check out our selection of sweet peas, poppies, snapdragons, forget-me-nots, stock and more. And if you get planting earlier, you could have winter color from calendula, alyssum and aster!

  • It's time to plant cover crops! Cover crops can help add nitrogen to the soil, help loosen heavy soils (yes - our clay soils too!) and pull up beneficial minerals to the surface of the soil. Come shop our selection of cover crop seeds in the Garden Shop including fava beans and crimson clover!

FEED

  • Whether you've already heard, cool season veggies are in, or your spring veggies are going strong, it's time for a feed! Apply E.B. Stone Organics Tomato & Vegetable Food 4-5-3 to keep both your spring and winter veggies thriving!

  • Got citrus? They are heavy users of nitrogen and phosphorus (That's the "N" and "P" of N-P-K that you see on a bag of fertilizer!) Feed your lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, tangerines and avocados Master Nursery's Citrus & Fruit Tree Food 12-8-4. This is vital for any citrus that you have in a container - every time you water nutrients are leaching out of the soil. If you're noticing yellowing leaves with green veins then it's time to apply Master Nursery's Iron Plus.

  • For all your other fruit trees - it's also time to feed! Give them a dose of Master Nursery's Citrus & Fruit Tree Food 12-8-4 for healthy growth - they’re using a lot of energy for their fruit production!

  • Help your acid lovers set their winter blooms! Feed your rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias an application of Master Nursery's Master Bloom 0-10-10 from the Garden Shop.

  • Forgot to feed your roses last month? No worries! For the fertilizer recipe and more tips, check out our Guide to Growing and Caring for Roses. You'll find all the ingredients inside our Garden Shop!

TREAT & PROTECT

  • We’ve had a surge in yellow jackets this year! Protect yourselves from these buzzing pests with a yellow jacket trap, we have a few different options to choose from in the Garden Shop!

COME SEE US! 

Our Halloween decorations are up! Come see what's in store both in the Garden Shop and down at the Lazy K House

THINKING AHEAD...

✔ Stay tuned, our annual Harvest Festival is approaching! Join us every Saturday and Sunday in October for fun at the nursery from 11-4PM including live music, local vendors & kids activities! Plus our farm animals will be visiting the entire month, come say hello! We'll be announcing more on our weekly newsletter and on our Events Page soon!