02 Nov Prime Time for Bulbs Last Chance for Outdoor Plants!
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Welcome November! It’s hard to believe that we only have two months left in 2017. The weather is definitely changing and the giant rain and wind storm we had over the weekend has changed the look of our landscapes quite suddenly.
Most of the leaves are down and plants are flopped over and sodden. It’s finally time to start the process of putting your garden to bed. So put on your gloves, grab your sickle and your holster, and soak up some November sunshine. As plants are cut back, the earth between the crowns of the perennials is once again revealed. THAT is where you should be planting spring blooming bulbs. We still have plenty, including lots of interesting varieties of daffodils which are totally deer proof. We have bulbs for the early pollinators, bulbs for naturalizing, and bulbs that will fill vase after vase of cut flowers in your home.
|All outdoor plants are on sale at HALF PRICE!
The remaining outdoor plants in our nursery yard are now on sale at HALF PRICE! Diane is putting the plants away on Monday, November 6th
to allow us plenty of time to reconfigure the nursery yard for the upcoming greens and Christmas tree selling season. So get in here NOW- don’t wait. She’s serious! We have a lot of really great plants left- plants that I can’t believe are still here. We have many different asters (such as the Aster tartaricus shown above, absolutely covered in pollinators in November), colorful Amsonia hubrechtii
which is putting on a glorious fall foliage display, various mountain mints (one of the most important pollinator plants for summer gardens), many types of hostas, and a nice grouping of ornamental grasses for both sun and shade. This is when you really save a lot and then pat yourself on the back in the spring when these bargain plants come back and make your garden SO much nicer! We have plenty of compost (and it’s ON SALE) as well as organic fertilizers to properly plant and bagged mulch (also ON SALE) to cover the soil and keep it warm for a long time as the plants root in.
As the outdoor plant sales are winding down, our indoor plants are heating up! My staff cornered me on Friday and bribed me with pizza for lunch in exchange for me giving them a private class on houseplants. They learned so much and are asking for a second class. YOU TOO can learn all about the basics of growing happy, healthy houseplants this coming Saturday at our free workshop at 10 am. By then, we will have stocked even more indoor plants. I will explain watering, light levels, repotting, humidity trays, organic insect control, and a lot more. Houseplants are so important to help us clean the air in our homes and to keep us grounded and in touch with nature in the winter months.
Pretty pots, meditating frogs (and other fun windowsill statuary), decorative pebbles and mosses are all ways to pretty up your winter windowsill. Poke in a few amaryllises budding up and blooming and you are good to go.
Speaking of amaryllis, last Thursday on Facebook Live I demonstrated how to pot up and force amaryllis bulbs. Well! Tons of people came in over the weekend to buy bulbs and get started. I guess I explained it pretty well as I inspired so many to try this fun project. We still have plenty of bulbs, organic soil, clay pots, ceramic pots, decorative pebbles, and mosses in stock. I invite you to Click Here
and watch my video and then come in and let us set you up to grow your own.
Speaking of Facebook Live, this Thursday at 4 you will be treated to an outdoor bulb planting demonstration by two experienced members of my gardening team. I will be out of town giving a garden talk so Lisa Elder and Melissa Spencer have offered to share their skills and ideas with you. Remember, if you tune in live, you can type in your questions and we will answer them on the spot. If you tune it later, all of the videos are archived on our Natureworks Facebook page.
November is the month when I plant my garlic. I do it in conjunction with the moon phase. We have Red Russian organic hardneck seed garlic left but when it’s gone, that’s it. If you haven’t been planting with the phases of the moon, why not start next year? We have 2018 Planting with the Moon Calendars in stock already. It’s an ancient practice that many of us follow that really makes a difference.
Amber continues to make the most delightful succulent pumpkins and they are selling so quickly. You can make your own- there are still a few spots left for the upcoming workshop on Sunday, November 12th in our greenhouse. This Sunday Kassie is offering an all new workshop: Make your own Succulent Picture Frame. There are only THREE spots left- call today to register with a friend! My staff has also put together some succulent wreaths and are beginning to create the prettiest harvest and Thanskgiving planters and cornucopias. We do things a bit differently at Natureworks, and that’s what makes it so fun to shop here. You never know what you will find. New merchandise is being put out each day as we gradually transform the inside of Natureworks for the last two months of the year.
Your home is your sanctuary. Fill it with life, fragrance, and light during the darker months of the year. We have what you need. Let us help you create an oasis for yourself and your family.
I hope you will make time to come in for a visit this week…