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The official start to the fall season is less than a day away, and down at Garden Supply, we are in full autumn mode. Not only is the Greenhouse bursting with fun fall and Halloween home decor and gift items, the Garden Center has also been fully loaded and re-stocked with glorious plants, just in time for your fall planting. It looks gorgeous down here. We’ve got all your fall favorites, whether it’s mums or pansies, ornamental grasses or cabbages. We’ve got trees and shrubs and perennial tables full of bloom. There are cold weather vegetables for those of you who like to grow your own. And we also have a wonderful selection of fall bulbs that are sure to fill your gardens with flowers come spring.

Spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils must be planted in the fall or early winter to bloom in spring because they require a long period of cool temperatures to spark the biochemical process that causes them to flower. In fall, it’s important to get them into the ground before the ground freezes. This will give them time to develop strong roots.

Planting times vary, depending upon the climate zone, but as a general rule, planting earlier is better than later. Bulbs need to establish strong root systems, before the frosts of winter set in and the bulbs enter a new cycle in preparation for spring blooming. Remember to plant bulbs in an area that drains well and water newly planted bulbs to help those roots get going!

When digging your holes for your bulbs, the general rule of thumb to follow is plant large bulbs 8 inches deep, and 6 inches apart and small bulbs 5 inches deep, 3 inches apart with all pointed ends up. Add fertilizer or bulb food before replacing soil. Top with 3 inches of mulch to retain moisture and protect the bulbs.

Come talk to our friendly experts about adding spring-blooming bulbs to your existing planting beds or pick up tips on naturalizing smaller bulbs directly in your sodded areas. Your efforts now will pay off with bounties of blossoms late next winter and well into spring.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

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Hello everyone!  All of us at Garden Supply hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday with your families this past weekend.  We are so excited down at the garden center as we gear up for our busiest time of year.  Truck loads of new plants are arriving daily and the nursery is full to bursting with beautiful blossoms.  Stop by for a visit and see for yourself!

Annual bedding plants are now in stock.  We have tons of plants to choose from.  And although it’s turned hot these last few days, keep in mind that the last scheduled frost of the year is April 15th, still a week away.  Look for these friendly reminder posts while selecting your plants.  Our experts are on hand with advice and suggestions to get you through these last few cool nights.

For a larger flowering form in a shrub/tree variety, why not check out the elegant Tulip Magnolia.  Blooming now, this little charmer is sure to make it’s mark in your garden landscape.

This stunning hybrid has deep burgundy tulip-shaped flowers that appear in early spring before its 4- to 6-inch-long leaves unfurl. It makes an excellent small specimen tree, growing to 20 feet tall. It can be topped to form a hedge, and works well in large containers.

And for news from the Greenhouse, here’s another peek at our collection of Penny McAllister spring folk art figurines.

Penny McAllister’s whimsical and sweet collections bring new charm to folk art.  The sewing bug bit Penny at the tender age of 5.  Nearly 50 years later, the former elementary school librarian has woven her passion for folk art into a dream occupation, making paper mache creations full of wit and whimsy.

“The chip on my nose, the worn paint on my clothes…they’re all supposed to be there! I was designed this way, lovingly aged” by Penny McAllister

Here are a few other goodies that caught my eye this week in the Greenhouse.

What wonderful home decor items and gifts are to be found here.  And don’t forget, We offer free gift wrapping and we have gift certificates available in any dollar amount.

Thanks for spending a little time with us today.  Hope to see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

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