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!
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.
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.