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Gems of the Season

We can, and do, go on and on about the many wonderful ways to garden.  Though spring gets the most attention for it’s blooms and greenery, Fall is not to be overlooked.

This is the time of year that the golds, oranges, yellows, reds, purples and everything in between make their spectacular debut.  Did you see this amazing footage of Ogden Valley made by Justin McFarland?  In 60 seconds he captures everything we love about fall.

And, if the colors of the changing season aren’t enough, we get the brilliant pansies, mums, coneflower, hydrangea, and so many more fall flowers that bloom right up to winter.

Coneflower

Add in the cooler temperatures to make being outdoors even more enjoyable, and you have a delightful combo that just won’t quit!

One of the best things to do this time of year is start thinking about next year.

I know, I know your first thought is “What the heck, isn’t it time to sit back and relax in the garden, what do you mean think about next year?”  Well, as things are winding down for the season, it is the perfect time to evaluate where your needs are and do a bit of pre-planning for next year.

– Was there an area that had too much sun and you’d like some shade next year?
– Did you want to put in a water feature, but just couldn’t figure out the best way to go about it?
– Is it time to move out the old swing-set and you have no idea what to put in it’s place?

It’s a great time to think about design elements as you won’t feel any pressure to hurry up and do it in the spring – you can take time to really evaluate what you want, and, what you need.  Plus, if you want help with ideas, design experts usually have openings in their calendars for consultations…which means, more attention is available to give your project.  Our design team has some of the best in the business, you can submit a request here to get started.

Now, if your landscape is exactly where you want it to be, that is amazing!

Hopefully you are taking advantage of the season, relaxing in your yard and enjoying all the fruits of your labor.

If there is a small area that needs a pop of color or a place where you’d really like to add something for texture, it’s a great time to plant.  Trees and shrubs establish well this time of year as they are focusing their energy on root growth.  The cooler temperatures help to prevent transplant shock…and, let’s be honest, it’s much nicer to dig when the sun isn’t giving us 100 degree days, isn’t it?

There is always something to do in the garden, planting, trimming, mulching, picking berries or pulling carrots – our garden is the gift that keeps on giving.

If you have any questions or need any help, we are always here and ready to assist.

We’re open from 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday. See you soon!

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