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Summer's Sweet Rewards!
After prepping the soil, planting the seeds and starts, watering, weeding and worrying ... we can actually begin to ENJOY the first harvests from our carefully-tended plots!

There's nothing like the exhilarating feeling of walking out to your own back yard for freshly-grown produce! It just doesn't get any better than that!

But knowing when and how to harvest those vegetables makes a world of difference in the quality, nutritional value and flavor. Read on for valuable tips and tricks from our experts on how best to harvest your vegetables!
Tomatoes ... Truly the jewels of the garden! For the best taste and the highest nutritional value, leave your tomatoes on the vine as long as possible. They'll be ready to harvest when they feel firm to the touch and are at their mature red or other color. Then gently twist, and pull from the vine.
Bell Peppers ... The longer they stay on the plant, the sweeter they'll become and the greater their Vitamin C content will be. Harvest when they reach their full size and are firm and crisp to the touch. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cleanly cut peppers from the plant for the least damage.
Cucumbers ... Check on them often, and harvest when they're firm, smooth, and on the smaller side. When cucumbers get too large, they become seedy and bitter. Use your garden shears, or pruners to harvest these as well. This will prevent damage to the vine caused by twisting or pulling. Cut the stems 1/4" above the fruit. (Note: The longer burpless cucumbers are especially sensitive to bruising!)
Zucchini ... There are two things to remember about harvesting zucchini: pick them young and pick them often! This ensures you'll have a plentiful and ongoing supply of this popular vegetable all summer. It's at its most tender and tasty when about 5"-7" long.

Use a sharp knife to cut from the vine, then store unwashed in the fridge until you're ready to use them. You can also harvest those delicious yellow flowers, and enjoy them raw or cooked ---they're edible!
Share the harvest ... If you have an overabundance of anything (I'm looking at you, zucchini!), always remember to share the harvest with neighbors, family and friends.

And, if their cupboards are full, donations of fresh vegetables are a special treat for local food banks! After all, the summer harvest should be a season of plenty for everyone.
Special Values
30-50% Off
In-Stock Outdoor Furniture
Our "End of Season" Patio Furniture Sale starts now! At these prices, you can put yourself into some really luxurious furniture, and enjoy the good life outdoors with your friends and family even more.
We're offering end-of-season pricing while there's still time to enjoy your furniture this year.
This sale only extends
to September 27.
20% Off Perennials
Spruce up your beds and borders for years to come with some eye-catching perennials! Hundreds of varieties to choose from. Save on all perennials, including new garden mums just coming into bloom.
30% Off Rose Bushes
(Seasonal Clearance)
Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers around, so why not add a few new rose bushes to your garden? You'll find a good selection of both new varieties as well as your old favorites.
25% Off Birdbaths
Let your feathered friends splash about in style in one of our beautiful birdbaths! Choose from concrete, metal, ceramic, or glass in a wide variety of sizes,
 colors and styles.
$9.95 Wildflower Mixes
An assortment of mixes for aroma, shade, or to create your own butterfly/hummingbird garden. Includes seeds, mulch, and fertilizer.
Covers 200 sq. ft. Reg. $13.95

Wild Delight Special Deal
Get a FREE 8 lb. bag of Songbird Food (Reg. 14.95) with the purchase of a 20 lb. bag of Nut N' Berry Bird Seed ($36.95).
Nut N' Berry is our most popular premium blend of bird food with no fillers. Songbird Food is blended to attract the most desirable birds.
Offers good through Thursday, August 23
Fall Classes Start Soon!
Saturday, September 1
10:00 -11:00 am
This is the perfect time to set the stage for next year's garden! Plant perennials and bulbs for season-long beauty. Review basic maintenance for keeping your garden healthy
and beautiful.

Presented by: Karly Scheuerman
Echter's Nursery Specialist
2:00 -3:00 pm
Tips and techniques for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials. Learn how to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately, and place your plants in your landscape to get them on the right track.

Presented by: Daniel Corse
Echter's Perennial Specialist
What's New at Echter's?
Blackbeary Cider ... captures the juice of blackberries blended with apple cider to make this cider a unique experience --- a tangy, sweet explosion of rich blackberry flavor! All ingredients are natural. There's no sugar or preservatives! If you love blackberries, you'll love "Blackbeary" Cider!
SPOT Hug 'N Kick ... This extra-large 10-inch plush toy filled with catnip is the perfect prey to satisfy your cat's natural hunting instincts! Just the right size for batting, chasing, carrying, and cuddling; throw it across the room and watch
kitty attack!

Nesting Plant Stands ...
will bring some color to your world! The powder-coated metal makes them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The vibrant pink, green and blue colors are a fun addition to any room or patio. Available in 3 sizes.

  • Midnight Blue Lily of the Nile
  • Glazed Tall Tapered Pots
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Quotable Magnets
  • Goldfinger Potentilla
Buy any Pot at Regular Price, Get a Larger or Higher-Priced Pot for 1/2 Price

Choose from our selection in the greenhouses,
or in the fenced outdoor sales area.
Wide choice of sizes and stylish colors available.

w/coupon only-Offer expires 8/30/18
Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid at Echter's Garden Center only.  
Coupons subject to change without notice. Distribution on property prohibited.

$12.00 Off 18 lb. Box
Colorado Peaches

Tree ripened by C&R Farms to optimize flavor and quality, then shipped immediately to Echter's! These juicy, delicious summer treats are just-right ripe and ready for your table.

Call ahead to reserve your box.
Reg. $39.95

w/coupon only-Offer expires 8/30/18
Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid at Echter's Garden Center only.  
Coupons subject to change without notice. Distribution on property prohibited.

Stay ahead of trouble. Examine all trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, and annuals for insects and diseases. This is the time of year these problems usually get bad. There are controls for any of these situations, and our Plant Doctors are happy to help. Let them know at the first sign of a problem!

Harvest wisely! Vegetables will stay fresher if you harvest them from the garden early in the day. Clean them as quickly as possible, and then refrigerate 'til dinner time. Don't refrigerate your tomatoes, though! For the best flavor, keep them at room temperature.

Clear out non-producing plants. Remove any vegetable plants that have finished producing. If they're free of insects and disease, compost them. If not, dispose of them carefully, so they don't have the opportunity to infect other plants.

Houseplants outdoors? Have your houseplants been enjoying life on the patio this summer? Be sure to examine them periodically for insects and treat them accordingly. You don't want them bringing any unwanted guests when they come back inside.

Keep those hummingbird feeders filled! Some species begin migrating as early as July. They need to increase their weight by 40% before their journey! As nectar-producing flowers begin to end their season, those little hummers will appreciate visiting your feeder more than ever.

Brown patches in your lawn? If your lawn has developed patchy brown spots after our recent triple-digit temperatures, thereís a good chance itís due to ascochyta --- a drought-related fungus. Though it might be tempting to apply a fungicide, they won't work on this condition. If you increase your watering, and be consistent with it, those brown patches should begin to recover in 1-3 weeks.

What's in a Name?
Candytuft was originally imported from its native island of Crete to England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The ancient name of Crete was "Candia," and botanist John Parkinson identified the plant as "Candiatuft," which later came to be called "Candytuft."

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