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Fall is Here!

Fall Happenings

We are starting to get ready for recovering the greenhouses with plastic for the winter. This is a light year as far as the plastic goes. We only have one large Perennial house and one of the smallest Annual houses along with the eleven small Perennial houses to cover this year. We removed the shade clothes from the Perennial houses this week. After we check all the extrusion tracks, we will wait for the next calm day and start covering them.

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We put together a couple of combo planters this year using mums, kale and a few other plants as well. I think that they turned out pretty nice!

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Our mums are looking good. We have a few new varieties along with many old favorites.

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Fall is not only time for Mums but also time for Apples. I picked Wealthy and Honeycrisp with my Mother in Law last weekend and my parents just called me and told me to come out and take as many of their Harelsons as I want. I brought 2 bushels home and my parents still have about 6 bushels left. Applesauce, apple butter, apple juice and at least one apple pie are on the agenda.

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Cathy Maxson is Sargent's Gardens Perennial Growing manager. In addition to making sure Sargent's grown plants thrive, she enjoys growing in her own garden, canning fruits and vegetables, traveling, and walking her dogs.

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