Congrats to Hillcrest Estates Residents of 10703 Seetwater for Calloway’s October Yard of the Month Honors. They will receive a $25 gift card from Calloway’s Nursery. If you would like to nominate a neighbor’s yard or your own, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Timely Tip for October Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius
Usher in the Autumn season with creative displays for indoors or out! Pumpkins, gourds and bales of hay all started arriving in our stores in late September. Combine them with pots of mums and other blooming color and a transformation quickly occurs!
Create an eye-catching vignette in your landscape with bales of hay, a scarecrow or two, multiple sizes of pumpkins and pots of garden mums or other seasonal color. Create a pyramid of pumpkins and squash by selecting different colors and stacking them one on top of the other. Simply displaying a “pile” of pumpkins in the same color palette and different sizes will draw ones eye and interest to an area of your landscape.
Color Creations filled with blooming or colorful foliage plants can be used on patios and porches. Freshen up existing containers and nestle an interesting pumpkin or gourd in amongst the plants. You can also fill a favorite container or pot with a mixture of produce for a simple, impressive look!
If you did not apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in September apply it by the first two weeks of October. You should also fertilize your St. Augustine or Bermuda lawn no later than the first week of October.
October is bulb buying month. They are in fresh supply, and provide welcome late winter and early Spring color for the yard. Blubs which can be planted right after purchasing include Daffodils and smaller flowered Jonquils, species Tulips and Grape Hyacinths. The larger showy Tulips and Hyacinths need to be refrigerated at least 45 to 60 days to provide enough chilling to bloom properly. Plant them in late November or early December.
Saturday, Oct. 18th at 10:15 am – Fall Grasses for Texas Gardens
Saturday, Oct. 25th at 10:15 am-Spring Bulbs-Fall Planting?
Start planning now for those cheerful drifts of early Spring color!
Information courtesy of Calloway’s Nursery ©2014, www.calloways.com