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3738 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55406

OCTOBER 2015

Newsletter

 

 

OCTOBER 2015

Karen O'Connor

You're Invited
To our third annual Northeast Customer Appreciation Party!
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 21
5pm - 9pm

WHERE: Mother Earth Gardens Northeast
2318 NE Lowry Ave (corner of Stinson Pkwy)

Complimentary adult and all ages beverages. High quality snacks. Activities for the young ones. REALLY good prizes throughout the evening. First dibs on our local (and not local) holiday gifts and seasonal decor. Optional Terrarium Workshop (see below) at 7pm.

And, except for consignment items,

ENJOY 10% off everything, all evening.

Sign up for our TERRARIUM WORKSHOP here. The party itself is FREE (of course!), but if you want to build a miniature indoor garden to take home with you, the cost is $45.

And if you miss this extravaganza, we will appreciate you again in Longfellow at the Mothership in early November....details forthcoming.  

READ ON FOR BEFORE AND AFTER FROST TIPS

We've had lots of questions about fall cleanup - what to do when?

So here's your before and after frost quickie!
BEFORE:
Bring in the last of your tropical plants
Bring in begonias, geraniums and citrus
Take cuttings of coleus and other annuals for wintering indoors
Pick the last of all your tomatoes for ripening inside
Keep watering perennials, especially recent plantings
Keep weeding! I know you don't want to, but it makes for fewer weeds come 2016...
Plant daffodil and crocus

AFTER:
Plant garlic and cover with straw or hay, then label it
Plant tulips (all the way into November!), plant allium, daffodil, crocus, etc. a tad earlier
Cut back and lift elephant ear, caladium, dahlia and other summer bulbs.
Really enjoy that spinach, kale, carrot, so sweet after the first frost!
Buy your fall and winter sticks like dogwood and willow that defoliated naturally - that's right! We buy sticks that are NOT chemically defoliated.
Clean out veggie garden and add compost or manure

EITHER:
Clean, cover and store all ceramic pots, birdbaths, etc.
Put away furniture
Put away hoses
Rake and keep leaves for your compost pile (we store them in bags behind the garage)
Cut back spent perennials except those with winter interest like grass plumes or interesting seed pods (birds like them, too)
Cut back and discard anything diseased or broken

TAKE A DELIGHTFUL WALK or READ a BOOK in the Autumn Sun.
Hope to see you at one of our autumn or winter evernts!