Welcome to our 2013 Fall Extravaganza!

 
  15th annual Fall Extravaganza!  

Thanks for joining us for our 15th annual Fall Extravaganza Plant Sale. You will find culinary herbs, veggies, flowers, ground covers, and more on sale for only 2.25 per plant. With 8 different Butterfly Bushes, 14 Lavenders, 10 Miniature Roses and 14 Salvias, now is the time to do fill those bare garden areas. Be sure to check out the 15 different scented geraniums on sale which make great gifts throughout the holiday season.

If you can't wait to get to the sale, you can click here and be taken directly to sale information, or keep on reading for some important tips on fall planting. Complete ordering instructions can also be found below.

Some nursery long ago penned the slogan "Fall is for Planting". And, indeed when the weather starts to break from the incredibly hot days of summer, we do feel like getting back into the garden. However, fall gardening is a little trickier than spring gardening. The best fall planting time is as soon as your weather is consistently around 90 degrees or below. Sooner is better than later because as the sun gets weaker and the days get shorter, many plants start heading into dormancy. The goal with fall planting is to coax some root growth out of the plant before winter hits. This is important because plants that don't get established properly can rot over winter. Please allow at least six weeks before the first frost in your area.

And, while, in the spring, we might grow some plants that aren't rated for our zone as annuals, fall planting is all about choosing the right plant for your zone. Choosing a zone 7 plant for a zone 4 climate spells disaster. Each plant on our list has a page full of information just about that plant which includes its zone.

If your weather is like ours, where the heat really doesn't subside until the middle of September, then some extra special care is needed when your Fall Extravaganza plants arrive. Here are a few pointers for hot weather planting.

1. Try to be home when your plants arrive. If you can't be home, consider having UPS leave them in a shady spot near your door, with a neighbor who can unpack right away or delivered to work. We can always leave brief instructions for the UPS driver, just type these instructions in the comment box on our order form. Do be aware though, that if you instruct UPS to leave the box, and it disappears, they are not responsible, nor are we.

2. Get the plants out of the box ASAP. To insure their safe arrival, our plants are shipped in high-tech cardboard, lots of it. This needs to come off the plants so they can breathe (just another reason to be home when the plants arrive).

3. Set them in a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade for a few days. This helps them to get over their jet lag. Don't put them in the house. Herbs don't do well, under normal circumstances, indoors. They need fresh air and sunshine.

4. Check for water. Make sure they are thoroughly moist. Water so that the water drains all the way through the pot. There is no rush to plant them, as long as they are outside and they don't dry out. Check often. Small containers dry out quickly.

5. When you do plant, make sure that the rootball of the plant is completely wet and the potting soil or garden is also moist. The most common reason for transplants to die in hot weather is not enough water during the transplant phase. The transplant phase lasts about three weeks, so keep checking to make sure that your plants and the soil around them are wet. You don't want the soil to be so soggy you can make mud pies, but you want it be moist enough that it crumbles gently in your hand.

6. For more information, check inside your box under the plants for one of our  Getting Started with Your New Plants pamphlets. This plus the 600 pages on our website will give you invaluable information on raising up your new young'uns.

We hope you enjoy our sale. Buy your favorites, but also choose a couple that haven't been part of your garden before. Maybe plant up some planters for holiday gift giving. We like to put Chives, English Thyme, Winter Savory and Parsley together in a nice windowbox or oval planter and take it along as a hostess gift. Culinary herbs are always a hit! And, we have just the right pot and soil kits to make planting a snap.

Please note these particulars:

This is an internet only sale (no phone or mail orders will be taken for this sale).

Due to the way we pack, it is necessary to order six plants and, due to the way the shopping cart works, there is a 19.50 minimum. And, while it is not necessary to order in 6's, your best shipping value comes in ordering full boxes of 6, 12, 18, 24 or 36.

Supplies are very limited. We will not be able to contact you if a sale item is sold out, so, if you want, you may list alternates in the comment box on the order form. Items are subject to change online.

Sale ends midnight on September 21st.

Salmon Texas Sage

Because of the heat, we are still not shipping to Arizona or Las Vegas. We hope to resume shipping to these areas in a couple of weeks. Customers in these areas may order and we will schedule the order for that time, but we cannot guarantee availability on delayed shipments.  You always have the option to waive your guarantee and have plants sent at any time. Just note this in the comment box on your order form.

Lastly, Labor Day week is a short shipping week, so it is possible, due to all the shopping going on, that your order will not ship until the week of September 9. Please be patient. We are working as fast as we can and still maintain the quality you expect from us.

Happy shopping!

These links allow you to view and order both plants that are on sale and those that are not (just in case you need some of both!)
Plants A-F
Plants G-M
Plants N-R
Plants S-Z

Vegetable Plants
(More veggies are going to be added within the next two weeks)

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