Where did the summer go? And what a HOT summer it has been. Already we have seen 50 days at or above 90 and we can only hope that pattern breaks soon. Most plants are stressed with all the heat and are looking forward to cooler days ahead, as most of us are as well.
Our FALL SALE gets better this month with EVERYTHING priced to move! Come out and take advantage of the low prices. Make sure to keep in mind the importance of winter watering when planting this fall as there is no warranty offered during the fall sale and too little water during the winter months is the cause of most warranty calls in the spring.

What’s happening this month at PLN?


Mark Your Calendars for a Spooktacular Octoberfest!
Saturday, October 9th
Did you join us this summer for the Birds of Prey event? Well Hawquest will join us again on the patio with these 4 awesome icons of Autumn and Halloween. Watch our website for details. All you need to know now is you will not want to miss this!

Fire up those roasters!

Chili Roastin’ Season is upon us!
Mild, Medium and Hot, Hatch and Pueblo
$45 – Bushel
$30 – 1/2 Bushel
$20 – 1/4 Bushel

Garden Thymes with Jackie

“September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.  The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life. The bumblebee is busy among the clover blossoms of the aftermath, and their shrill and dreamy hum hold the outdoor world above the voices of the song birds, now silent or departed.” –   

September Days By Rowland E. Robinson

General Landscaping
  • If houseplants need repotting, now is the time to do it
  • Clear any diseased material from your garden (do not add this material to your compost heap)
  • Core-aerate you lawn after a thorough soaking
  • Apply Jirdon Winterizer Fertilizer to your lawn after the last mowing for less winter desiccation. Remember to water thoroughly, immediately after application.
Trees, Shrubs, Perennials & Bulbs
  • To encourage dormancy & improve winter survival, begin limiting water
  • Divide & transplant summer blooming perennials (iris, daylilies, peonies, …)
  • Plant new & replacement perennials for a jump start on next year’s garden
  • Dig up summer-blooming bulbs (gladiola, dahlia) for winter storage
  • Purchase spring-flowering bulbs for planting in late September
Veggies, Fruit & Herbs
  • Extend your season by freezing, drying, storing, or canning your harvest
  • Harvest herb seeds for planting next year
  • Purchase garlic for late September planting
  • Cut back canes of fall bearing raspberries after harvesting
  • Add pansies, ornamental kale & cabbage, and mums to your gardens for fall color
  • Harvest wildflower and annual seeds to plant next spring
Average first frost date for our area is September 23rd

Quote of the month: 

“For it’s a long, long while from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.” — Maxwell Anderson