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Did You Know ...
Did You Know...
Good examples of types of  perennials to leave up over the winter include Angelica, Lady's Mantle and Bergenia.
perennials to leave up
Alchemilla ~ Lady's Mantle
Did You Know.. .
The billowing foliage of Chinese silver grass looks great under the first snowfall. So leave it up over winter to enjoy! 
Chinese Silver Grass, Miscanthus sinensis
Did You Know...
Leaving all hydrangea up over the winter makes the landscape appear less stark when you need it most!
Did You Know...
Leaving up beautiful perennials like Joe Pye Weed and Astilbe are quite enjoyable in the winter!
Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium ~ Joe Pye Weed

Around Town
See Heidi's November segment on 
Wed., 11/08, when she presents her best tips and tricks for transitioning spruce top pots from Harvest to the Holidays.
WinterGreens Workshop
Sign Up Now for our Wintergreens Workshops!
Reserve your 2-hour time slot on either
Friday, 11/10: 
Noon - 8:00 PM, or
Saturday, 11/11: 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GrowHaus Spruce Tops
Create your own spruce top pots, window boxes, wreaths or centerpieces from our extensive assortment of greens and embellishments!
Bring your own container, or purchase one from our selection.
Delivery of finished creations available!
$20 workshop fee includes first bag of premium potting soil, and time with a designer.
RSVP: 763-420-2909 or write
GrowHaus Hours
M-F: 8 AM - 6 PM
Sat:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 10 AM - 4 PM
October Savings at GrowHaus
Plant trees, shrubs and other perennials until November 1st!
B & B and Large Potted Trees: 25% Off
GrowHaus Trees
Select B & B Trees:
70% Off
All Flowering 
Crab Trees: Only $100/ea.
Monrovia RedBud
All Vines:
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
Select Shrubs:
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
Includes ninebark, barberry, juniper, spirea, and others!
Select Concrete, Pottery & Fountains
75% Off
Holiday Lights and Flocked Trees
Heidi_s Lifestyle Gardens
Our Holiday elves are busy designing and organizing our extensive assortment of LED lights for holiday illumination projects. Let us know your needs for lighting!
Holiday Lights
Our unique and environmentally-friendly flocked Christmas trees sold out early last year, so plan to secure your selection in November.
October, 2017

We've simplified our best tips of things to do right now to help you get a jump-start on Spring garden growth, ease the transition to Winter, and help you find the time for celebrating the Harvest season!

Put Garden Areas to Bed for the Season
One of the best ways to ensure a healthy Spring garden is to close down garden areas properly now. Our first tip: Resist the urge to cut everything back and rake all the debris away! Leaving foliage up from perennials that are 18 - 24 inches tall not only provides a more interesting look in the winter, but also provides "housing" for beneficial insects, and food for the birds. Perennials to leave up include those that have high crowns, are woody, or are from the evergreen family.

We are firm believers in the benefits of letting plants decompose naturally whenever possible. See some of the specific types to leave up in our "Did You Know" section. Heidi's complete list of her suggested perennials to leave up, and tubers to be brought in over winter can be found on our blog page.

Plants that may be mold-prone should be removed entirely, such as most annuals. Removing the debris from plants such as Rose petals, Peony, Iris, Phlox, and Monarda (Bee Balm), will also eliminate the risk of fungus and other diseases that can harbor over winter.

Tropical tubers and houseplants can be stored indoors for Spring re-planting. See Heidi's recent segment on Kare 11 for a great overview on these techniques.
Heidi on Kare 11
Planting and Pruning Tips
Our second tip: It's not too late to plant trees!
Beside their aesthetic beauty and tremendous positive benefits for improved air quality and energy conservation, mature trees remain one of the most significant ways to increase property value. 
GrowHaus Trees
Planting a tree or two every Fall is an easy way to add value, at an awesome return on investment. We have a great assortment of trees in stock and on sale now at GrowHaus. We can delivery and plant them for you, too!

We are continuing to plant perennials and shrubs through November 1st. B & B and larger trees can be planted even later, with successful planting into December in some seasons.

Pruning Tips 
Our third tip: Pruning Summer-blooming Shrubs
A good rule of thumb for Fall shrub pruning, is to target the types that bloom in the Summer. If you must tackle a Spring-blooming shrub now, just know that you may have to wait a full season for it to bloom fully again. 

Be sure to continue watering your gardens and landscape throughout the Fall season. For more Fall gardening tips, visit our blog page.
Special Events at Heidi's GrowHaus
Join Us for Harvest and Halloween Fun!
Saturday, October 28th - Noon - 4:00 PM
We assembled an assortment of fun and family-friendly activities to celebrate 
Harvest and Halloween! 
Come out and enjoy things like:
Live music
Family games - including pumpkin bowling!
Pumpkin-carving Contest
Prizes and giveaways
Sweet and savory Bavarian goodies from the 
Strudel Haus Food Truck
Pollinator Puppet Show by author Dawn Pape
Cider-making demonstrations
Preservation workshops
GrowHaus Oktoberfest
GrowHaus Pumpkin Carving
Books by author Dawn Pape will be available, including "Mason Meets a Mason Bee".
Oktoberfest at GrowHaus
Don your Lederhosen if you dare!
Don't miss the fun! 
Cost of pumpkin only for carving.
See you Saturday, October 28th!

7555 County Road 116, Corcoran, MN  55340
Phone: 763-420-2909
Recipe of the Month: 
Sweet Potato, Apple, Corn and Coconut-Curry Chowder
Michele Phillips of Baconfatte shares her yummy curry chowder recipe to savor the best flavors of Fall! Serve as a main dish, a side dish with roasted chicken, or as a Thanksgiving menu addition. It tastes even better the next day, for a perfect lunch!
Sweet Potato Chowder
Sweet Potato Chowder
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7555 County Road 116, Corcoran, MN 55340