Adding to your “horto”-folio

Just because the weather is more “fall-like” doesn’t mean you have to put away your gardening gloves for the year. There is still time to add to your “hort”-folio!

As Jack Frost enters your garden to “nip the nose” of your annuals, it’s a perfect time to pop some spring flowering bulbs in the ground so you don’t miss a vision like this next spring!


Hardy Mums are a “planthora of fun!” They can add fabulous color to the landscape this fall and for many years to come!


In addition to adding to our “hort”-folio, it’s also important to give a little TLC to the plants, trees and shrubs already filling our landscape. With the hot, dry summer we had, it is important to give the trees in our landscapes a little extra nutrition going into winter. Mr. Green Thumb, Rick Vuyst, recommends feeding your trees as the leaves fall. Because the soil is still warm, the roots are able to absorb the nutrients and store them for the winter.  Tree Tone and Milorganite are two great and natural options!

Milorganite is “slow-release,” providing nitrogen, iron, potassium, phosphorus and other nutrients as well as promoting beneficial microbial activity. Plus it won’t burn your plants.


The natural organics in Tree Tone breakdown gradually to provide a safe, long lasting nutrient reservoir to feed the entire tree: leaves, trunk, and roots.