Take advantage of the cool dry weather that awaits the fall gardener. Most
people find that fall is a more relaxed time to add plants to the landscape.
Early fall is also a great time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and roses.
Plants are under less stress going into the cooler fall season. Even as the
weather cools the roots of trees and shrubs continue to grow until the ground
freezes. Plants will get a head start over those planted the following spring.
Couple this with the sale prices that are found each September and it adds up to be a terrific time to plant.
Savings are typically 20% to 40% off all our trees, flowering shrubs, evergreens, fruit
trees during September in our nursery yard. These sale-priced plants still
come with our incredible two-year warranty.
Be sure to water your newly planted plant at least
once a month throughout the winter especially on South exposures and during
those warm windy period we have each winter.
Spring blooming bulbs are planted in the fall as well.
Bulbs arrive at Echter's the first week of September each year direct from
the finest growers in Holland. We have hundreds of the best varieties.
Most of our top-sized bulbs are displayed in bulk bins so you can inspect
each one. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, and many important minor
bulbs must be planted in the fall to be ready for blooming next spring.
spring-flowering bulbs. Perfect Partners are unique combinations of
bulbs that complement each other and bloom at the same time so that the
combination truly works.
With varieties like Passionale,
Dreaming Maid, and Red Lips this is the combination called Lover's
Double Daffodil Duo is a gorgeous
combination of two of the most popular double daffodils, Replete and
Echter's-grown garden mums
are gorgeous. Plant them outdoors and enjoy the full
color show. Put some in patio pots as well.
Icebreaker pansies are our exclusive selection of winter-hardy
pansies. Plant them in September and they will
continue to bloom late into fall. If you mulch
them, they will come back again early the next spring and provide lots of color
until the heat of summer sets in.
kale is another interesting plant to use in fall. The colorful leaves really stand out as the
weather cools. Create patterns with the red and white varieties.