November 2020 Newsletter
"In November, the earth is growing quiet.
It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures.
The bed is white and silent, and much life can hide
beneath its blankets. "
~ Cynthia Rylant
A November To Be Thankful For
Rose blooms faded and drooping from cold weather, while lawns are lightly covered in a layer of frost, such is a November morning. The explicit crunch of fallen leaves as you walk through the neighborhood. Squirrels busy at work collecting food for winter, while bluejays and cardinals become more visible on leafless trees. The quiet calm of a November morning is a deep breath before the holiday season. 2020 has been anything but calm and November will not be an exception.
Our daily lives have been altered, including daily business operations. Jackson Florist & Garden Center never closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but did have to implement curbside service only for a period of time. Customers had to wait longer at the store and on the phone for assistance. We understand that you had a choice and chose to shop with us. We thank you for your patience, your compassion, and your business. It has been a difficult year for everyone, many have lost jobs and we have seen small businesses close. We are open for business today because of our loyal customers.
May your November be filled with calm and quiet, house plants and flowers, and love and gratitude.
Be safe and be well!
Your Friends at
Jackson Florist & Garden Center
Unfortunately we are unable to hold
our annual Christmas Open House
or fresh greens classes.
The store is open and decorated for the holidays.
Visit today for all your holiday decorating needs.
"And if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking successive autumns."
~ George Eliot
Thanksgiving is a time for loved ones to gather and share in one another's lives. A time for family separated by distance to reunite and remember. Your Thanksgiving celebration may look a little different this year, but don't let that stop you from giving thanks and celebrating. Let us help you celebrate the holiday with a stunning centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Our designers are more than happy to create an arrangement in your favorite vase or family treasure, such as your grandmother's salad bowl or uncle's crystal dish. The designers will work with you to coordinate with your holiday linens and decor. Call today to order your centerpiece or order online.
Lawn Care Special
Currently we are running a special on the fertilome 3-Step lawn care program. For every 5,000 square foot program you purchase you will receive a $10 gift card for future use.
The program includes 2 bags of Lawn Food Plus Iron and
1 bag of For All Seasons.
Christmas is coming.
The holidays are fast approaching and Jackson Florist & Garden Center is the store for all your holiday decorations. The store is decorated for Christmas and soon fresh Christmas greens, cut tress, and holiday plants will be arriving. Paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs are selling fast, get yours before they are gone. We have everything you need to deck your halls and more. Our ornaments make great gifts for teachers, neighbors, and Secret Santas. Don't forget to preorder your fresh cut arrangements for your holiday celebrations. Don't wait till December to stop by, come in today for the best selection on artificial Christmas trees and decor.
Currently artificial Christmas trees are on sale.
November in the Garden:
It is time to bring your tropical plants inside.
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
~ David Hobson
Brrr...the colder weather is moving in, which means our tropical plants outside need to be brought indoors. If you have not brought your houseplants in or dug up your tender bulbs and tubers now is the time to do so. Here are a few tips to help keep your plants happy and healthy after the move.
Prior to bringing your potted plants inside for the winter make sure to give them a good leaning to remove any insects and dirt.
Use saucers under pots to collect excess water and to protect your floors.
The use of a systemic insecticide will help to keep unwanted pests at bay.
Place the plant where it will receive adequate light.
Only water plants when they are dry.
Dig up cannas & bananas if you want to overwinter them. Cut the stalks to roughly 10" above the tuber/roots. Place in a dry box with a lid. Some people like to wrap the tubers in newspaper or store with vermiculite. Place boxes in an unheated garage or basement and forget about them until the spring. Don't be surprised if the tubers are sprouting when you open the box next spring.
Overwinter dahlias, gladiolas, and other tropical bulbs like you would cannas and bananas.
Fall Lawn Care
If you have not applied your second fall application of lawn fertilizer don't fret, you still have time. The Fertilome 3-step lawn program provides nutrition and protection for your lawn so that you will have a healthy and beautiful space to call your own.
The two steps that are applied in the fall are two separate applications of Fertilome's Lawn Food Plus Iron. It is best if you can get your second application down by mid November, but make sure you allow 6 weeks between the first and second application.
To learn more about caring for your lawn check out our Lawn Care blog post.
Looking for a house plant?
Is your home lacking something green? We have a great selection of tropical house plants, including cacti, succulents, and orchids. A shipment of air plants and Christmas cactus just arrived at the store. House plants not only look great, but caring for them can make you feel great. Who doesn't need a morale booster this year? A plant-filled home is a happy home.
In tattered gold
Tossing bits of amber
And jade, jewels of a year grown old:
~ Zephyr Ware Tarver (1886-1974)
"A Queen Makes an Exit", Arizona Highways, November 1971
Your Friends at JF&GC