Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fall Progressive Sale and Container Class

Join us for our annual FALL PROGRESSIVE SALE starting September 15! Trees – Shrubs – Houseplants-Japanese Maples – Conifers

Week 1: Sept 15-21st …….. 20% off

Week 2: Sept 22nd-28th ….. 30% off

Week 3: Sept 29th-Oct 7th …40% off

Select Plants and Pottery
Perennials – Red Dot only- 50% off
Roses, Water plants, and Vines – 50% Off
Herbs – Red Dot only – 50% 0ff
Pottery – Red Dot only behind greenhouse – 50% off

And more Autumnal excitement with Maureen’s Fall Container Class:

Join us on September 15 at 1 PM for a Fall/Winter container class –featuring our very own Maureen Murphy! Registration is recommended. Please call 360 321 6789 to RSVP.

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Creating Fall Containers

Fall is a wonderful time to rethink containers. In the Pacific Northwest, many plants will thrive year-round. Here are just a few of the options we have available at Bayview (with new ones coming in every week!) for use in your fall containers:

  • Pansies and Violas
  • Fall Aster
  • Dusty Miler
  • Mums
  • Primroses
  • Hebe
  • Rudbeckia
  • Ornamental Kale and Cabbage

The fact is, you don’t have to be limited to two or three traditional fall designs. Look at your perennial borders for inspiration and find varieties that fit well in the size of your container.

How about:

  • Anemone
  • Euphorbia
  • Heuchera
  • Sedum
  • Abelia
  • Carex
  • Sagina moss
  • Vinca
  • Heathers
  • Fescues

Try something new and unexpected…there are so many options!

Photo by OrchidGalore via Flickr

Planting Edibles for Fall and Spring Harvest

August is a great time of year to plant edibles for fall and next spring’s harvest. If you’ve saved some of your seed packets from spring, now’s the time to pull them out. Sort through and remove any crops that require heat (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, etc). Set those aside for next year. Peruse through your cool season edibles and see what you have available to plant. Don’t forget that we have our fall and winter veggie seeds, as well as lots of fresh veggie starts ready to be planted.

Generally, you can plant any cool season crop that has a 60-day from seed harvest. This includes many greens and radishes. You can also sow many crops that need cooler weather to germinate. These plants will start growing this fall and finish up in spring. It’s a great way to get a head start on next year’s garden and reduce the amount of time you’ll spend planting in spring rains.

Here are a few ideas for your edible garden:

  • Cilantro
  • Chervil
  • Green onions
  • Overwintering onions
  • Broccoli raab
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Cress
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Chard, kale, mustards, oriental greens, spinach
  • Chicory, endive, escarole,
  • Lettuce, arugula, corn salad, miner’s lettuce
  • Saffron crocus

In the Pacific Northwest, we have mild enough winters that many of these crops can be grown in containers, too. This makes harvesting a snap, despite our fall rains.