Something old something new plants and products we want to share with you. Plants you know, or haven’t seen, and then the others in between.
September Featured Plants and Products
School is back in session and there is a “slight” decrease in temperatures, so you know what that means. Yep, we are gearing up for fall! We are blessed to have two great growing seasons here in San Antonio; so get your beds ready, cause the season is short and you want to get the most out of it! Our fall clearance sale has begun and will run through 11/18/17, so take advantage of the discounts and stock up during this amazing season to plant!
It’s truly the best time to plant these items now. You’ll be giving them time to develop a strong root system so that they can withstand our brutal temperatures the following summers.We have a huge variety of trees and shrubs to choose from to fit your needs. Of course we are partial to native varieties because we know they can take our mix of weather and water restrictions and still thrive. Texas Sage/Cenizo (pictured) is a favorite native and you’ll notice that a week or two after fall rains, they will become flush with lavender/purple blooms.
Ornamental grasses are also gearing up for fall. This is when many shoot out their gorgeous, feathery plumes. Ornamental grasses can offer you structure, texture, and color in your landscape. They really can be a show-stopping feature in your yard when they strut their stuff in fall! Just take a look at the picture featuring Pink Muhly grass.
It’s also one of the best times to plant your perennials. Get them in now, water them in with a soluble fertilizer and you’ll most likely be able to enjoy the second round of blooms that many of these perennials put out in fall. One of our favorites is Mexican Bush Sage (pictured), it becomes the star of fall as its gorgeous blooms appear and last long after many other plants have lost their flowers.
Oh yeah! Fall veggies, we have been waiting for you. We have seen the first of our cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, coming into the nurseries and they get snatched up quick! But have no fear, we will keep them coming. Make sure you take a look at our planting calendar so that you know which crops you can look forward to enjoying this season. We’ll have your favorites and of course some new varieties to try out too! (Pictured: Some of the varieties of cauliflower we have carried in the past..Romanesco, Purple, Cheddar.)
Of course we know you need to pretty up your porches and flower beds with some fresh, new color. The cooler temperatures will allow us to bring in those vibrant, fall favorites you’ve been waiting for. Mums are ready to pop open their little pom-pom buds of color, fall aster (pictured) is ready to impress with its lavender-blue, daisy-like blooms, and we’re still getting to enjoy marigolds, zinnias, and milkweed, which will have the butterflies whirling in ecstasy when they come visit during their peak migration period in October.