September 7, 2008

Calloway's Timely Tips for October Gardeners

Calloway’s Timely Tip for October

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!

We are also excited about more heirloom bulbs from The Southern Bulb Company. Remember, this is the Texas company known for searching out and rescuing “lost and forgotten” varieties. The Leucojum aestivum, better known as “Snowflakes”, is by far one of the most adaptable bulbs ever offered in Texas . Clusters of dime-sized blooms emerge in February accented by bluish green foliage. The ‘Grand Primo’ Narcissus is treasured for its long lasting blooms and robust foliage. This reliable bloomer’s fragrance is light and sweet and the flowers appear in late February through March. ‘Golden Dawn’ Narcissus grows 14” -16” tall and is multi-flowering. Enjoy a sweet, clean fragrance year after year usually in mid-March. As a good "rule of thumb" for most bulbs, plant at a depth about three times the height of the bulb.

Also, new this fall is a program which offers the early purchase of pre-chilled bulbs. Several varieties of Tulips, Narcissus and Hyacinths are available for purchasing now with delivery in December-ready to go into the ground. Gardening made easy!