Fall at Martin’s

Welcome to fall at Martin’s Home & Garden! The leaves may be falling, but there’s still lots to do at the store and in your garden!

Say Cheese!

Bring the family and have your photo taken at our picture wall! Don’t forget to tag our page when you post it on social media and use the hashtag #FallAtMartins.

Pumpkins

Stackable, white, jack-o-lanterns, pie, mini… the list goes on and on! Our pumpkin patch is ready for harvesting. Don’t forget to grab a carving kit in time for Halloween!

Coming soon: The Second Annual Martin’s Home & Garden Pumpkin Carving Contest! Each department will be carving a pumpkin, and you’ll get to vote on the winner! Stay tuned.

Ask our team about painting a pumpkin for you! Whether you need a monogram, a football, or some cute polka dots, we can help you make decorating for fall easy.

  • Monogrammed Pumpkin
  • Letter Only
  • $3
  • + cost of pumpkin
  • Monogrammed Pumpkin
  • Letter + Garland + Bow
  • $8
  • + cost of pumpkin
  • Monogrammed pumpkin with letter, garland, and bow

Fall Planting

Your work in the garden isn’t done just because temperatures are changing!

Trees & Shrubs

Fall is a fantastic time to plant your trees and shrubs. When temperatures drop, deciduous trees and shrubs stop producing more leaves and flowers. Instead, they focus on growing strong roots. They’ll be ready to burst out of dormancy come spring!

Annuals

You can still get bursts of color in your fall garden. Mums comes in a variety of colors including red, yellow, and purple. Lots of the mums we sell at Martin’s Home & Garden were grown on the Martin family farm!

Pansies and violas come in lots of colors, including black, and color combinations! Check out our selection of sub zero pansies. This variety is particularly winter-hardy and easily reblooms after a frost.

Bulbs

It’s even already time to start thinking about your spring garden. Any bulbs that bloom in the spring need to be planted in the fall. This includes hyacinth, lilies, and peonies. It’s best to wait to plant them until nighttime temperatures reach an average of 50° but if you purchase yours early, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 10 weeks.

View and download our “Planting Bulbs” guide for more tips!

Vegetables

Time to plant cole crops! A cole crop is a vegetable that is part of the mustard family. The word “cole” comes from the Latin word for “stem.” This group includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, and mustard. These annuals prefer cool weather but can be planted earlier in warmer temperatures. They will just need to be watered every day in the morning. A light frost won’t hurt them – it can actually improve their flavor!

It’s also your chance to plant onions and garlic. We carry both of these with the rest of our bulbs. It’s best to buy any onions or garlic that you want to plant from a garden center like ours rather than from the grocery store.

Produce at the grocery store, including potatoes, is often treated with a growth inhibitor. The growth inhibitor will keep the fruits and vegetables from sprouting, which keeps them fresher longer. They may never take root in the garden. However, the onions and garlic at a garden center have not been treated with a growth inhibitor.

Fresh Apples

Our apples come straight from Scott’s Orchard in Alabama to our shelf! We carry a wide variety in The Market: Gala, Rome Beauty, Granny Smith, Jonagold, and more! Fill a bag yourself, or grab one of our pre-packed bushel or peck bags and go.

We also carry quarts, half-gallons, and gallons of fresh apple cider. It’s a staff favorite!

Corn Shocks & Wheat Straw

Decorate your home or business with ease with some corn shocks and bales of wheat straw!

A shock of corn is a bundle of corn stalks. We have bundles of 5 for $5.99 per bundle. Regular size and mini wheat straw bales are available for $5.99 per bale.