Dear Jay,The weather is cooling and it is time for our 3rd Saturday Garden Club Meetings and Garden Fairs to begin again! Every 3rd Saturday from September to May Harper’s hosts a garden club talk at 10am at both locations and we invite Garden/Landscape related vendors to come and display their products and services. We also may from time to time have our grill master Mike Petrone in Scottsdale to cook some delicious hot dogs and sausages, Frank the Farmer with home grown produce and eggs, and various arts and craft folks.Our vendors also contribute to a charity every month. This month’s is “Fathers In The Field”. If you have a charity or are in need of a fundraiser, please let us know-we’ll get you on the list. So mark your calendar accordingly for this Saturday September 17th, and every 3rd Saturday now till May for gardening education and fun!!
Look Who’s Coming!!
Harper’s Mesa Location: Jeff Harper-Talks on Fall Garden Preparation, The City Of Mesa Will be on hand to talk about their back yard composting program
, Gro Well will demonstrate Square Foot Gardening and have books and kits on hand to get you started in or answer questions regarding Square Foot and Fall Gardening! Scottsdale Location: Jay Harper will talk on Fall Garden preparation, Gro Well and Square Foot Gardening,The Pond Gnome, Mike The Hot Dog Man, Frank The Farmer, Maria’s Jams and Jellies and both locations have new arrivals pending so you’ll just have to come and see who is there!!All The fun begins at 10am. Hope to see you there!!
Sun Country Iris Society-Fall Iris Sale!!
The Sun Country Iris Society will be holding it’s Fall Iris Rhizome Sale The next two Saturdays at Harper’s This Saturday September 17th, at our Scottsdale locations from 9-2 and next Saturday the 24th at Mesa also 9-2. Get there early for best selection! For more information go to: Sun Country Iris Society. Some of our fall bulbs have also arrived: Dutch Iris, Freesias, Tulips, and Hyacinths. This is a great time to start planting or getting ready to plant flower bulbs. Like wildflowers, many people don’t think about bulbs till they see them blooming in the Spring and then it is too late to plant. So plan ahead now and remember that tulips and hyacinths need to be chilled for 4-6 weeks prior to planting!!
Seems like Summer lasted forever, but it never does. So we begin our Fall garden season with many garden tasks at hand. Many including myself have some plants that have to be evaluated and probably replaced, some folks are ready to go having already prepared the soil and will be purchasing our newly arrived vegetable and flower starts, and a number are new to this unique thing we in the desert do called “fall planting” Whatever stage you’re in we would love to see if we can help guide you through the process. Whether it is just looking at a picture or sketch of your problem plants, helping you plan out a vegetable garden, or doing a complete landscape make-over, Harper’s is ready to help you make your yard more of a garden!!
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