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Here's wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that you have many things to be thankful for this year. I'm thankful for health, not only mine, but also my family and friends health, too. I still have my dad here at 81 years young, my husband has been cancer free for almost one year now and our youngest daughter had a little girl, Avery Elizabeth, in June. These are just a few of my true blessings and I believe we all need to count these instead of what we don't have.
Friday we are getting our first poinsettias in. I just don't believe it's that time of year again. Where did 11 months go? We'll have lots of varieties, so make sure you come and pick out your favorite ones for the holidays ahead. And as always, we encourage everyone to shop local when at all possible. You make your local economy what it is. If you want a business to stay open make sure you do YOUR business there.
Have you planted some new trees this year? If so, it would be a good idea to wrap those trunks with tree wrap once all the leaves have fallen off. New trees are thin barked and in the winter time, if there is a warm spell, they could suffer from sun scald, which cracks the bark and can cause serious damage to your young trees. Tree wrap comes in brown tar paper-like material or white fiber. You start at the bottom and as you wrap it around the tree you overlap the last layer until you get to the bottom branch of your tree. You can tie it up using stretch tie or old pantyhose. Once the tree starts to bud in the spring the tree wrap should be removed. Wrapping should be done for 3 to 5 years or until the tree establishes a thicker bark.
With our strange weather the last few years we strongly suggest making sure all your landscape plants are thoroughly watered before the first hard killing frost this fall. It wasn't just the winter dryness that killed plant material, but the drought in 2012 that had ill effects on quite a few species of plants this year. Stress does strange things to plants as well as people, so let's try and help our landscapes be stress free by keeping them as healthy as possible....proper watering and pruning, adequate fertilization, controlling frequent pests and diseases are all easy measures to keep our landscapes in top notch condition.
For some indoor gardening, we got in two types of amaryllis bulbs, one dark red and a double pink, to try your hand at. The bulbs are HUGE and cost $18.95 each. If you've never tried amaryllis, come and give one a try. We also have other varieties of amaryllis potted up if you're not sure you can get one started.
We will be CLOSED November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and safe travels to all! Gobble, gobble, gobble!