Collier's Garden Scoop
Early Fall 2020
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Current Hours:
Monday through Saturday 9 to 5
Closed Sunday
We will open on Sundays beginning in October!
Color For Early Fall
Fresh blooms are in-store for early fall planting. Spruce up outdoor spaces with pockets of color that will last until pansy-planting time (or beyond). Take a look below at a few of the flowers available now. As soon as temperatures drop into the 70s consistently we will begin receiving cool-weather favorites like snapdragons, pansies & violas and ornamental cabbage & kale, so look for these in the next week or two!
Blue Daze
Croton and Celosia
Livingstone Daisy
Mealycup Sage
Did you know? Marigolds, petunias and supercals will tolerate temps down to 28 degrees, which means they will last late into fall or early winter!
Revive tired containers on porches, patios and near entryways with fresh & seasonal garden mums. Available in shades of yellow, orange, red & purple, as well as white. When budded and just 'cracking' color, like the one pictured here, mums will bloom for 3 or 4 weeks. Deadhead (trim off spent blooms) to extend flowering. Mums prefer at least 3 hours of direct sun each day and will tolerate 6 to 8 if watered regularly. Consistent moisture is the key to keeping your mums beautiful; repeated wilting stresses plants and can cause them to drop buds.
Ornamental Peppers
Mexican Bush Sage
A lovely late summer and fall blooming perennial for full or partial sun, Mexican Bush Sage also attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds! The dwarf variety 'Santa Barbara' is a compact grower staying 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. This is an easy and durable perennial that's worth adding to your garden for fall color. Deer tend to leave these alone!
Autumn Edibles:
Cool-Season Veggies & Herbs
Fall vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce are in-store. These young transplants give you a head start on harvesting (no need to wait on seeds to germinate). Plant in September for harvest in 60 to 100 days, depending on type. Veggies need 4 hours or more direct sun each day and well-drained soil. When temperatures are in the 80s these cool-season veggies would appreciate some afternoon shade and extra water.
Autumn is an excellent time to start an herb garden. Cooling temps lessen the stress of hot, dry conditions, allowing your herbs to thrive with minimal care. Some herbs, such as oregano, parsley, thyme and rosemary will even survive the winter and then continue to grow next spring. We've received several fresh shipments of these savory garden favorites, like basil and thyme, pictured here. Herbs make wonderful companion plants for your cool-season veggie garden!
Fall is For Planting!
The shrub yard is filling up in anticipation of the fall planting season. The next two months are ideal for landscaping, allowing trees and shrubs several months to establish strong root systems before summer heat arrives again.
Just arrived: new shipment of full and healthy B&B Boxwoods, perfect for winter container plantings
We have 5 varieties of Hydrangea paniculata (the sun-loving hydrangeas) in stock with buds and blooms!
We have a great selection of camellias right now! They bloom between October and February, depending on the variety.
September Lawn Care
Apply fertilome For All Seasons to Bermuda, Saint Augustine and Zoysia lawns. This product contains pre-emergent, which prevents weed seeds from germinating, along with a light dose of fertilizer.

COLLIER'S NURSERY | 2904 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD 35243 | 205-822-3133