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Fall Planting: Plan(t) for the Spring!

The sun may be setting on summer days, but that doesn’t mean the blooming is over. As we head into fall there is no need to wait to garden until the Spring. At the garden center we have everything you need for fall planting. Plan ahead so when Spring comes these flowers will be first to bloom. If you do your due diligence now before we get a killer freeze, the blooms will reemerge in the Spring when the ground thaws and we can all rejoice!  



Allium, also known as the  Flowering Onions are available in diverse heights and sizes, are rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant, and are seldom affected by disease. Allium extends the spring flowering season with bold, dramatic color and statuesque garden architecture. They are also valuable as cut and dried flowers.

Beautiful, vibrant pink purple magenta tulips growing in early Spring in a garden in Michigan.


Tulips are a spring icon, there prized for their vast array of colors. Easily grown in borders or containers, many gardeners consider tulips a staple flower that they anxiously await each year. These flowers will look beautiful when they remerge in the Spring. 


Hyacinths are very similar tulips coming in a variety of colors from bright pink to soft blue. The Victorians praised hyacinths for their sweet, lingering fragrance. If you can wait for Spring to see these flowers there are easy bulbs for forcing in container gardens or being made to flower indoors during the winter. And then can be transferred into your outside garden for Spring.   


The snowdrops are little white bells that bloom in early spring. They used to be considered bad luck because it always seemed to grow in graveyards. Nowadays, this delicate flower is the first one to wake up during the start of Spring. Along with Hyacinths these are great for window boxes. 

Winter pansies 

Winter pansies have heart-shaped, overlapping petals and one of the widest ranges of bright, pretty colors and patterns. They are a go-to flower for reliable color almost year-round. Early planting means more flowers throughout the winter & into spring.


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