September 2018 Newsletter

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The weather has cooled off significantly since July and early August. The end of August felt like fall and next week by the forecast will be very much Fall weather. FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING.

We have an excellent selection for fall planting and if we don’t have it in stock we can get it usually within a week.

Fall fertilizing should be done this month. Use a balanced fertilizer for most of your trees and shrubs. We carry 15-15-15 in 50 pound bags and organic all purpose fertilizer in 6#, 25# and 50# bags. If you have only a few plants, we also have it in 1# boxes. Be sure to fertilize your deciduous plants and perennials before they show signs of dormancy. With the cooler weather coming, trees and perennials will start to go into dormancy probably later in the month or early October. Weather depending. Fertilize citrus now, then let them go through the winter without feeding but do protect them if there is freezing weather in the winter. Use a citrus fertilizer on your citrus trees. Give roses fertilizer now and enjoy some more blooms before the winter. This should be the last feeding for your roses. Use a rose fertilizer or a balanced fertilizer for your roses. Fertilize lawns with a winterizer fertilizer for going through the winter. Wait to fertilize Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias until after they have bloomed. You don’t want to promote growth now because it will be at the expense of blooms in the early spring. They should be fertilized 3 times after bloom, each 30 days apart.

Winter vegetables are now available at the nursery. We will continue to stock them through October. As soon as the weather is cool enough to plant and not have them bolt, is the time to get them in. Get them in when it is still warm enough to get development of roots and plant. Mid to late September and October are good times to plant.
WE WILL HAVE A WINTER VEGETABLE GARDENING CLASS THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY THE 15TH AT 10 AM. If you are interested in the class just show up. No registration is necessary. There is no charge.

Onion Sets, Garlic bulbs, Shallots, and Elephant Garlic will be in the second week of September. I will send out an email when they arrive.

Continue with deep soaking of your trees and regular watering of your shrubs and plants. You may start to cut back on amounts now though. Nights and days are cooler and days getting shorter so the ground does not dry out as quickly as it did in July and August. Yay!!! Fall is on the way! My favorite time of the year.

September Specials

  • 5 gallon assorted fruit trees. $25.00 each. (Does not include Citrus)
  • 1 gallon assorted perennials $4.95 each
  • 5 gallon Pampas Grass $7.50 each
  • 5 gallon Japanese Black Pine $12.50 each
  • 5 gallon Pennisetum Moudry $7.50 each
  • 15 gallon Walnut Trees $45.00 each
  • 5 gallon Red Alert Bottlebrush $9.50 each
  • 5 gallon Silver Maple $25.00 each
  • 5 gallon Pin Oak $25.00 each
  • 15 gallon Pin Oak $45.00 each
  • 5 gallon Scarlet Oak $25.00 each

All special prices are limited to stock on hand and expire September 30th.

We Hope To See You Soon,
Jeff