Collier's Garden Scoop

October 2023

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What's In Store for

Cool-Season Planting

It's finally fall, and we are fully stocked for cool-season planting! The nursery is filled with mums, pansies and much more for fall and winter gardens. October and November are also the ideal months to plant trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers and perennials- so it's a great time to tackle landscaping projects.

Fall Hours:

Monday - Saturday from 9 to 5

Sunday from 1 to 5

Houseplant & Succulent Sale

Select indoor plants and succulents are 25% off until Thanksgiving!

Exclusions: crotons, kalanchoes, ferns, ivy, Reiger begonias, perennial succulents

Cool-Season Flowers

It's pansy-planting time! Pansies are the quintessential cool-weather bloom for sun or partial sun. For shadier areas opt for violas as they have a better chance of blooming in less sun. Trailing pansies are a great choice to spill over the edge of containers and hanging baskets. We'll have our best selection of all of these between now and Thanksgiving.

Plant now for spring blooms: Snapdragons, dianthus and stock will grow and bloom more vigorously next spring if planted soon. Snaps and dianthus tend to be deer resistant.

Cyclamen are a great choice for outdoor spaces that are protected (covered porches and patios for example). They tolerate dappled shade to full sun (during cool weather) and are cold hardy to around 25 degrees.

We've recently received a huge shipment of 5 and 7 gallon trees, just in time for fall planting. Stop by and browse our best selection ever of trees for your landscape!

Dig now, enjoy later: bulbs for fall planting have arrived. We recommend planting after Thanksgiving to lessen the chance of warm temps causing the bulbs to grow prematurely. Amaryllis bulbs will arrive in late October.

Beautiful fall annuals for autumn gardens and arrangements are in-stock.

Pictured here: celosia, chrysanthemum, cosmos, croton, marigold, million bells, ornamental pepper, petunia and purple fountain grass

Cool-Season Foliage

Planting foliage that persists through winter is a great way to accent cool-season flowers or add color and texture to very shady areas of the garden (where even violas won't bloom).

Ornamental "leafy greens" such as cabbage, kale, mustard and Swiss chard also add color and interest to winter plantings. Leaves in shades of white, pink, purple and red intensify with colder temps.

Pictured here: autumn fern, ornamental cabbage, Swiss chard, coral bells, cordyline, dusty Miller, euphorbia, juncus, lemon cypress, mustard, sedge, sweet flag

Need a touch of seasonal color? Our pre-planted combo pots make fall decorating easy. We also have winter-hardy options.

Delectable fall edibles: herbs, greens, veggies and strawberries are in store. Several herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme, oregano & lavender) are evergreen.

October lawn care: Apply Hi-Yield Turf & Ornamental Weed & Grass Stopper to Bermuda and Zoysia lawns in late October.


2904 Old Rocky Ridge Road 35243

Call or Text: 205-822-3133

Fall Hours:

Monday through Saturday 9 to 5

Sunday 1 to 5

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