As the song says..”where were you?” Hard to believe that it has been 10 years since that fateful September morning. We would be remiss if we didn’t take the time and space to remember those who lost lives, gave lives, and all the families who were affected by the attack on our country 10 years ago this Sunday. The Harper family and team members continue to pray for those who are departed and for their families. We will never forget!
We will keep you posted as new products and old standbys start showing up as a signal that Fall gardening has started once again. This weekend we will have our first crop of fall vegetables ready. Broccoli, cauliflower, and tomato plants will be available Friday afternoon. We will also have petunias available this weekend. We do urge you, however, to be sure your pots, and garden beds are ready and prepared with fresh compost,gypsum and fertilizer so that these new plants don’t miss a beat. The worst thing that can happen to an annual is that they stop growing or go backwards. It is hard for them to recover-please prepare first!!
Garden News and To Do’s
Edible Landscape Class-We told you Fall was starting this weekend. Our first Edible landscape class of the season is this Saturday at 9am at our Mesa location. Click on the following link to RSVP!
Time to Feed the Trees That Feed You!! Your citrus and almost all of your landscape is in desperate need of a lift after one of the hottest summers on record. Be sure to fertilize them now so they can begin recovery before cold weather sets in.
Continue to prepare for fall vegetable and flower planting. As we mentioned some early arrivals are showing up and you need to be ready before you plant them!
3RD SATURDAY EVENTS BEGIN NEXT SATURDAY 9/17!! HARPER’S GARDEN CLUB TALK ON FALL GARDENING WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM AT BOTH LOCATIONS-SUN COUNTRY IRIS SOCIETY RHIZOME SALE WILL BE AT OUR SCOTTSDALE LOCATION (MESA THE FOLLOWING WEEK), FLORAL DISPLAY IDEAS, GRO WELL AND SQUARE FOOT GARDENING DEMONSTRATIONS TREE TRIMMING ADVICE AND MORE…SEE YOU ON THE 17TH!!!
Remember fall is the best time to plant Trees! If you wished you’d had more shade this past summer, don’t wait any longer-remember JUST PLANT SOMETHING!!!
Fall is also a great time to evaluate and replace summer damaged or plants that did not perform up to your expectations. We have a very unique situation in the fact that fall is such a great time to plant and it gives your plants months of acclimation time before the stress of summer arrives again.
Prevent winter weeds by applying pre emergent herbicides this fall. The best way we know how to save time and work in the garden is pre emergent herbicide applications. Be careful however if you plan on planting a winter lawn as it could inhibit the germination of the rye grass.
The weatherman has promissed temperatures in the 90’s and maybe some long overdue rain this weekend. Just in time! Fall is beginning to break out and we’re getting ready. Whether you’re starting to fertilize citrus, preparing your garden soil, or even planting some vegetable or flower bedding plants-we hope to see you this weekend in the garden!
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