Wishing Kathy and Angelo all the best on their latest addition to their family.
And a big congrats to Grandpa Tom as well! Welcome to the world, Paige Flora!
Remuda Pint and Quart size
Pint - Regular cost $17.99
Quart - Regular cost $29.99
Remuda is 41% Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up Super Concentrate that kills unwanted weeds to the root.
Compare cost with Round-Up Super Concentrate; save money and get rid of those unwanted weeds that are starting to grow after the little rainfall we had last week.
- Sweet Peas are beautiful, many varieties are delightfully fragrant, they make great cut flowers and we have a large selection of varieties.
- It is the ideal time of the year, because the soil is the right temperature for germination.
- Get them started now and you will enjoy them in January or early spring depending on which variety you choose.
A couple secrets for success: Enrich the soil with PayDirt or Gold Rush and protect young seedlings from slugs, snails and other insects with Sluggo Plus.
Trophy Heads are all the rage this year and our Outdoor Living Department has three very special Trophy Mounts that will delight young and old alike. Just in time for the Halloween Season, you'll find these adorable as can be and will add whimsy to your Halloween decorating. Hurry in, I don't think they'll be hanging ‘round for long!
Fall Dried Botanicals
Our amazing buyer has found two new suppliers of unique and innovative Dried Botanicals. Sourced from throughout the world, this collection of eco-friendly Dried and Preserved Floral products is sure to inspire your fall decorating. Stop by the Flower Shop and the front porch to see this unique collection.
The artichoke is a perennial, so make sure you prepare the soil extra well before planting. The plants reach a height of 3' - 4' and a spread of up to 6' in diameter, so allow plenty of space for them to grow. The artichoke does best in frost free areas having cool, foggy summers. Freezing temperatures kill the buds and hot dry conditions destroy the tenderness.
Artichokes require frequent irrigation during the growing season, being about once a week and more often in warm areas. Moisture deficiency during the growing season results in loose buds of inferior quality. If the soils are heavy, water less.
In the cool coastal areas, two crops per year can be expected. If you live outside the temperate coastal area with a hot, dry summer, plant in partial shade.
Cardoons, like their close cousins artichokes, are members of the thistle family and native to the Mediterranean. Some food scholars believe that the relationship is more than simply close, however. They insist that the artichoke was born in fifteenth century Europe as a result of cultivating a cardoon. Still relatively unknown in the United States, cardoons look like gigantic, overgrown celery stalks with artichoke tendencies, and they taste almost like a tangy cross between artichokes and celery. While the artichoke plant is prized for its edible flower, the cardoon plant holds the promise of pale, cloudy gray-green stalks.
A damp, mild climate is ideal for cultivating cardoons, and they are grown as a food crop in Italy, France, Spain, Australia, and Northern California, among other places, and primarily as ornamentals in England. Very cold weather is said to make the stalks tender.
Cardoon is a hardy herbaceous perennial to 3 - 4' high and 4 - 5' wide, with handsome spiny foliage. For border or accent. Purple thistle like flowers in summer. Plant in the sun with well drained soil and average water. Feed in the fall and again in the spring.
Calendula, widely recognized as the Flower of the Month for October, comes from the Latin word calendae, meaning "throughout the months." Gardeners who plant this long-blooming herbaceous annual will find it certainly lives up to its name.
Although members of the marigold family, calendulas' needs are quite different. They actually prefer cooler temperatures and evenly moist soil, and at 1-2 ft. tall, calendulas can get quite a bit bigger than your average marigold, too. If you're putting in transplants, use a slow-release fertilizer at planting time. Calendulas also do great in containers.
As your calendulas grow and flower, prune back spent blossoms to prolong blooming; some will continue to bloom into late fall, a nice treat since calendula's predominantly orange and yellow flowers fit in with autumn's color scheme. In hot climates, calendula will continue to grow throughout the winter.
Calendulas can continue to perform even after they're cut. Add the dried flowers to vinegar and use as a fish marinade or salad dressing. (In fact, the leaves themselves can be harvested for salads.)
Give this hard-working beauty a try, and you'll be enjoying calendula -- as its name says -- "throughout the months!"
- 1/2 pine nuts, toasted
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tablespoons (packed) feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons (packed) Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped jalapeno chili
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine first 7 ingredients in processor. Using on/off turns, process until mixture is smooth. Add mint leaves and lemon juice; process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl. Gradually add oil and process until mint pesto is smooth and creamy. (Can be made one day ahead; cover and refrigerate.)
It's not too late to plant roses! We still have lots of gorgeous varieties, now half off the original price - while supplies last. Come in soon for the best selection. Flower Carpet roses are excluded.