September 16, 2007

Calloway's Timely Tip for October Gardeners

Timely Tip for October Gardeners:

Heirloom Bulbs

Have you been in to check out Calloway’s selection of rare and heirloom bulbs? These bulbs are rescued from abandoned homesteads and farms. They have been cultivated and are available now. They have proven themselves to be survivors of our Texas weather. The Oxblood Lily resembles an amaryllis flower and the Spider Lily erupts into bright red spider-like blooms after the first fall showers. Both lilies are fall bloomers and will come back each fall.

Remember too, as September gives way to the cooler days of October, this is a good time to evaluate your landscape. Did you know that fall is one of the best times to plant trees, shrubs and perennials? Nursery stock planted now will have an opportunity for roots to settle in and become established. When spring arrives, this root system can support and take full advantage of the surge of new growth. Fresh nursery stock is arriving daily so, stop by and take advantage of the selection available and this wonderful time of the year to work outdoors!