H adley Garden Center
              Route 9, 285 Russell Street
                    Hadley, MA 01035

                       (413) 584-1423

Mon -Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5, Sun 9-5

 

           www.hadleygardencenter.com 

 

 

Everything you need to make your garden grow!
Nursery Stock Sale
All Shrubs,Trees & Vines
Buy 1-4 plants at one time - 10% off
Buy 5-9 Plants -  20% off
Combine 10 or more plants at one time  - 50% off

Perennials & Roses now 50% off!
Birds in the Fall
 
Fall Bird Feeding - Time to Clean Your Feeder
 
 
T he leaves are changing and it's time to think about feeding the birds.  If you are an experienced bird feeder then it's time to clean your feeders. 
Here's how:
  • Fill a pail with one part bleach and five parts warm water.  
  • Place tube feeders in the pail to soak. If they are wooden feeders use a stiff bristle brush to scrub the feeders. 
  • Take feeders apart as much as possible and remove all old seed and debris.  
Cleaning your feeders will help prevent disease issues with our flying friends. 
 If you are new to bird feeding, stop in and see our large array of feeders and seed.  We will help you choose the best seed to attract the most colorful songbirds to your yard.
 
Perennial Tips
Putting Perennials to Bed
 
It's October and the growing season is over -  so it's time to put our Perennial gardens to bed.  
 
  • Except for a few late blooming varieties all Perennials can be cut back at this time.   
  • Removing spent flowers and foliage helps reduce disease and insect problems next year.   
  • Garden clean up makes leaf removal easier.  
  • Finally, removing the old foliage now allows the savvy gardener a chance to apply fresh mulch either this fall or next spring.  
So get outside and enjoy the changing seasons and while you are out there 
cut back your Perennials as well.

Indoor Plants

Tips for Bringing Ferns Indoors for Winter
 

Before the frost, it's time to bring potted ferns indoors for the winter. Here are a few tips to keep them healthy and happy.
  • Hose down each plant to clean the foliage and then inspect closely for insects that might be hiding in the foliage.
  • Wipe down the pots to remove any soil that may have splashed up on them during the summer.
  • Let them dry and then carry them into the house placing them on saucers to protect floors and surfaces from runoff.
  • Some plants may also have put on a lot of new growth over the summer and will require a bit of pruning to shape them up before you bring them inside.
  • If you find pests, treat with appropriate solutions but a good tip is to sink each pot in a bucket of water for a few hours before bringing the plant indoors. This process drowns or uncovers any slugs, snails, worms, or beetles hiding below the surface of the soil.
Do you want to learn more? Here are eight favorite, easy to care for ferns with specific instructions on each.

What's colorful in the Nursery now?
Fall pumpkins
Cabbage and Kale
Fall Pansies
This sign says it all - the tail end of our nursery stock (we still have some great plants), and the beginning of transitioning to other gardening activities such as bulb planting, lawn seeding, houseplant care and more.

The warm weather has extended the time to plant, so take advantage of it.  Hope you are all getting to enjoy this great season, it's a beautiful time of year.  We look forward to seeing you all at the store. 
  
Sincerely,

Tom and Janine Giles
and the Staff at Hadley Garden Center

 October is the month to:
  • Plant Garlic and Shallots.
  • Dig up Glads & other Summer bulbs.
  • Put those gardens to bed
  • Lime and fertilize lawns.
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs.
  • Decorate with fall colors