What To Plant
September and October are prime months to plant permanent plants that are not frost tender.
It's not too late to plant fall vegetables and herbs. Vegetable starts for cool season vegetables continue to be in great supply. Plant cool weather vegetables; peas, beets, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, chard, radishes, spinach, lettuces, arugula, Asian greens...
Seed sowing continues into October for the fall/ winter vegetable garden. Many great varieties available.
Onion sets, garlic, and shallots arrive this month for Fall planting.
Plant new lawns or patch an existing lawn now while conditions are at their prime.
This is the ideal time to plant cool season annual color to last through winter: primroses, pansies, Iceland poppies, snapdragons, paludosum daisy, alyssum, calendula....
Spring flowering bulbs are here until they sell out. Shop early for best selection: Daffodil, Narcissus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Paperwhites, Crocus, Iris, Ranunculus, Anemone, Freesia, Calla Lily....
Start to treat hydrangeas with aluminum sulfate if you want blue blooms.
Start feeding Cymbidiums with bloom food and bring them inside for the Winter to force the blooms.
Divide and trim clumping plants like Clivia, Daylilies, Gazanias, Shasta daisies...
Divide hardy water lilies.
Cut back on watering if you haven’t already but watch out for Fall heatwaves!
Clean up spent flowers and any decaying fruits and vegetables that will invite pests to the garden.
Continue planting and feeding Fall annuals while soil is warm so that they are full for Winter.
Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins!!! We grow our own pumpkins that you will find for sale throughout the garden center.
Our Gift Shop is full of Autumn and Halloween themed decor and gifts.