November 2019 Newsletter
"Welcome sweet November, the season of senses & my favorite month of all."
~ Gregory F. Lenz
November arrived and brought fall weather: colder temperatures, frost covered plants, and falling leaves. This year may not be as colorful as past Novembers. Many trees and shrubs were not able to provide their usual brilliant fall display this year. Periods of drought stressed our beloved plants (and ourselves) this past summer and early fall. You may have noticed that many trees and shrubs quickly turned brown and dropped leaves. Those that are more mature and well established are able to handle drought conditions better and still be able to turn into stunning autumnal colors.
Hues of gold, red, and yellow cover a mature boxelder in my yard. The leaves seem brighter this year as the young maples across the street are brown or bare. I have never really appreciated this tree. I have been more likely to complain that it takes up too much space. This fall has helped me truly see this tree. A mature specimen, my acer negundo, that has survived a lightening strike and felled limbs. Probably 40 feet tall and twenty feet wide, this boxelder is a prominent part of our yard. Currently its round canopy is stunning. I have enjoyed the brilliant leaves as I collect the mail, take in the garbage, and park my car. I hope you have a tree that is bursting with autumnal color.
Take a moment and enjoy the colorful leaves. Try not to worry if your tree or shrub doesn't currently have prized fall foliage. Plants are tough. If you do have any newly planted or unestablished plants make sure to give them a good drink before the ground completely freezes.
Let us be grateful for our hardworking plants. They provide so much for us and our world.
Be grateful for the beauty that is just outside your door.
Fresh floral arrangements are wonderful additions to Thanksgiving gatherings. Let us help you create a bountiful and beautiful setting. Whether you are hosting or traveling fresh flowers complete every design.
Our floral designers can create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving celebration. Choose from predesigned arrangements or work with one of the designers to create a unique design. We can create a design in a favorite vase or a treasured family heirloom. Call or visit today to speak with a designer.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual Christmas Open House. The store is decorated in Christmas splendor and ready for holiday celebrations. Spend the afternoon visiting with Santa & Mrs. Claus while enjoying the music of the Dick Sorice Trio. And don't miss out on door prizes.
Begin the holiday season with us. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.
November is for Bulbs!
Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Bulbs are easy to plant and even easier to grown. To learn more visit the store or the garden center blog.
Annual bulbs, tubers, & rhizomes that you want to keep need to be lifted before the ground completely freezes. Click on the link to learn more.
Forcing Bulbs for the Holidays
It is time to start forcing paper white & amaryllis bulbs. Read more about forcing on our blog.
Porch Pot Classes
Join us for a class filled with fresh greens, pine cones, and fun as we create holiday porch pots. This popular class involves making large arrangements for your porch using fresh greens. Make sure to register early because the class fills quickly.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Cost includes grower's pot, greens, pine cones, & bow. Additional items will be available for purchase during the class.
Class size is limited.
To register you must call (859.331.0222) or visit the store and prepay.
Keep an eye on your inbox, facebook, and our website for information on an upcoming
Fresh Greens Centerpiece Class in December.
The year may be starting to wind down, but we're busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. We've got your garden & holiday needs covered.
Don't forget to apply the final application of Fertilome's Lawn Food this November.
We have your birding needs taken care of. From seed to suet to feeders and houses, your backyard can become an avian heaven.
Don't forget to take care of those house plants. The transition from warm summer weather to cold winter temperatures can wreak havoc on your green friends. We can help you with all your house plant queries.
""November is chill, frosted mornings with a sliver sun rising behind the trees, red cardinals at the feeders, and squirrels running scallops along the tops of the gray stone walls."
~ Jean Hersey