October 2019 Newsletter
The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
~Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson (1830–1885), "October"
Bonaro W. Overstreet was correct in his assessment of the tenth month in our calendar, "October is a symphony of permanence and change." He understood there is beauty and complexity to be found in October. The regularity of the changing leaves and changing temperatures is both exhilarating and reassuring.
One looks forward to the changing seasons with eyes aimed toward the brilliance of autumnal colors in the landscape and the comfort of sweaters around our shoulders. Celebrate autumn and all the enjoyments the season offers. Crisp days and cool nights with skies so clear blue that you may fall into it. The October sun shining through trees with leaves painted scarlet, orange, yellow, and every color in between. A steaming mug of hot cider while cheering on your favorite team or enjoying a favorite book. October joy is found in the smile of every child who plays in a pile of leaves or finds the best pumpkin to carve a Jack-O-Lantern.
However you choose to celebrate this October, we hope that we can help make it an even better month. From pumpkins to mums and bulbs to ghouls, Jackson Florist & Garden Center is your one stop for autumnal inspiration.
Time to Decorate
Autumn is in full swing at the store. We have beautiful wreaths and silk arrangements created by our designers, scarecrows and pumpkins to make even hot Indian Summer days feel like fall, and unique Halloween decorations from Joe Spencer and Benthany Lowe to make your scariest holiday also the cutest.
We have not forgotten about your garden. Mums, ornamental cabbage and kale, graceful grasses, pansies, and an assortment of colorful annuals and shrubs are in stock to help you create a stunning front porch pot or expand your garden.
Jackson Florist & Garden Center is your one stop for fall.
When the leaves begin to change color and start to fall it is time to plant spring blooming bulbs and nothing can be easier in the gardening world than planting bulbs. It's as simple as 1 2 3.
1. Dig deep enough according to the size of the bulb and the directions on the packaging.
2. Place bulb with root end down.
3. Cover with soil.
If you would like you can fertilize with Espoma Bulb Tone or Bone Meal by adding a little to the soil before placing the bulb in the ground. Fall is the perfect time to plant spring blooming bulbs including, but not limited to: tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, alliums, crocus, scilla, fritillaria, and winter aconite.
For more information on planting bulbs visit www.digdropdone.com.
Fall Lawn Care
If you have not applied your first 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.
If you don't own a seed spreader, you can borrow one of ours!
It is not too early to begin planning for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Let our professional floral designers create a stunning centerpiece for your table. Stop in or call today to speak with a designer about creating your one-of-a-kind arrangement. Or visit the floral website for ideas and inspiration.