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Fall into Color with Mums and More

I think I speak for many when I say - enough already! No more heat and humidity! I am so ready to get back into my garden as well as start decorating for fall but just haven’t been able to summon the energy to go out there in this weather. Do I see some cooler temps in the forecast? Fingers crossed!


The fall season not only brings cooler weather and colorful foliage, but also an array of beautiful winter squash from home gardens or the farmer’s market. From butternut, acorn, pumpkin and more, winter squash is not only tasty and pretty, it’s also loaded with amazing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Butternut squash is our family favorite and we have been blessed with an abundance from our garden this season. Roasting squash is such a terrific way to enjoy this amazing food.  Quick and easy, pretty on the plate, and delicious!  I would love to hear from you if you have any amazing squash recipes you would like to share. 


We’ve got the spectacular colors of fall available in our store right now! We have mums, pansies, ornamental cabbage/kale and ornamental peppers as well as cool loving annuals perfect for fall decorating. 


Fall is a wonderful time to be creative, and with mum varieties that bloom early, mid or late season, you can have fall color from late August until November. I love driving around in the fall to see how people use mums to decorate their homes. Mums can be used in so many ways...from deck or porch pots, mixed containers with other fall blooming annuals or perennials, or creating a display with scarecrows, hay bales and pumpkins. Mums are so versatile. 


No time to make your own fall container garden? Wenke Greenhouses can customize one just for you or choose from our large selection of pre-potted container gardens ready-made for you to take home today!


Let’s get down to the very best plant to put into your garden in the fall ~pansies! Fall is the best time to plant pansies, because the soil is still warm enough to give them plenty of time to produce a good root system before heading into the cooler temperatures. Fall planting rewards you with two seasons of absolute enjoyment from these cold weather favorites. There are so very many colors and varieties – it’s hard to choose. Pansies are so versatile that they can be planted right into the perennial bed or in between and under trees and shrubs to provide just a bit of color in every bed in your yard. Pansies are stunning in mass planting and provide curb appeal for those who are selling a home during the fall or early spring.


Fall is also a great time for planting perennials and shrubs.  In many ways, it's an even better time to plant than in the spring. So take advantage of the cooler temperatures along with the 30% off savings on all perennials & shrubs going on now at Wenke Greenhouses. We still have a great selection available.


Spring flowering bulbs just arrived and they are ready to plant now, so stop by soon to take advantage of the fresh selection! Spring blooming bulbs like tulip, daffodil, allium, crocus, and others need to be planted in fall for optimal spring results. These bulbs do best with a winter's chill before their bloom time, so by fall planting you allow them their needed chilling and plenty of time to settle in. We carry a wide variety of colorful spring bloomers as well as Easy Bloom Pads that are sure to brighten your early spring after the gray days of winter!


Lots to see so be sure to stop in and get inspired! Open Monday - Saturday 9am -6pm until the end of October! Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with sales and events in the store


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Laura Valence


Wenke Greenhouses


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