Fall 2009 Newsletter

Where has 2009 gone? I know that we have been working on our new patio garden. We have turned an overgrown,  forgotten back yard into a beautiful area with flagstone patios, decks for dining, a fountain and a meandering dry creek bed. It is now open for dining and relaxation.

We hope you come and stroll through our gardens and perhaps have some lunch. If you have not eaten at The Garden Café, you are missing out on a truly delicious experience. The Café uses the herbs grown right here and combines them with the freshest of ingredients for mouthwatering dishes.

If you are looking for a charming spot for your Christmas party, the Garden Café would be the place for good food and a great time.

We invite you to come celebrate our Christmas Open House on December 5th. Please join us for complimentary refreshments while shopping for that unique gift for the special people in your life.

We have been truly blessed this year to have had the opportunities to design and landscape the entrance to a new subdivision in Waller, put in large terraced beds that lead to a pool in a residential area, and xeriscaping a southwestern style home along with many other projects. Be sure to check out our [intlink id=”recent-landscape-projects” type=”post”]website[/intlink] for photos of some of our jobs.

Fall is here now though and we need to get our plants prepared for the oncoming cold weather. At this time azaleas and camellias can be moved if needed. Keep them moist to lessen cold weather damage. Mulch well. Plant spring flowering bulbs at this time. Mix 1 tbsp. of bone meal in the soil at the bottom of the hole. Tulips should be refrigerated now for the next 3 weeks to create strong root systems. The tops of perennials can be cut back now. It is time to thin and transplant seedlings.

This is a great time to plant fruit trees, evergreens, flowering and deciduous shrubs. Pansies can be placed in beds now, be sure to use a little blood meal under each plant. Calendula, delphinium, snapdragon, stock and wallflower can be pinched back to encourage bushy growth. Chrysanthemums should be cut to the ground after they finish blooming. Your roses need to be fed lightly, but do not use nitrogen fertilizers and do not prune at this time. Deep watering is great for roses.

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