On our opening day for the fall season, it was like someone flipped a switch and it began to feel like autumn! Cooler temperatures, sunny days and lower humidity are all things that sound good right about now. At this time of the year, we have our famous home grown fall mums. In addition to those, we grow an assortment of cool weather loving plants to add to your container plantings to get them through another few months. If your planters need a little sprucing up, just remove some of the more “tired” looking plants and replace them with something fresh that will last through a frost or two. Yikes, I just used the word frost. We also grow beds of Pick Your Own Cut Flowers that are already coming into color.
Every summer growing season is an adventure and it seems that no two are alike. Many years when we have heat, it comes with some dry spells. Conversely, when we have a wet summer, it is often cooler. This year we have had heat, as well ample rains. When returning from vacation, it was amazing to see how green the whole Chicagoland area still is, even into August. Although that means continuing with the very regular lawn mowings! Soon enough I’m sure that we will begin to hear what that means for the coming winter, but for now, we are just ready to enjoy the autumn.
If you have any gardening questions about what is going on or should be going on in your garden, we are always happy to help you out in any way we can. Drop us a line, stop by the greenhouse or give us a call sometime.
Enjoy the gorgeous weather and we will look forward to seeing you soon!