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Issue #484 - September 18, 2014
Tips, Tricks and Tactics from Our Garden Professionals

40% OFF Any 1 Item

Is your home ready for fall?

Autumn is a great time to plant, decorate and more. To help you get started, we're offering a special coupon in this week's newsletter and mobile app: 40% OFF Any 1 Item.

Choose a favorite plant, upgrade one of your gardening tools or pick up one of our homegrown mums for your doorstep. Simply present this coupon during checkout to save instantly:

40% OFF Coupon

This special offer is available thru the end of the day on Wednesday, September 24th in Yarmouth and Kennebunk, cannot be combined with existing discounts and is eligible for in-store and in-stock items only.

Plus, don't forget that you can save big on the rest of your purchase! ALL trees, shrubs, perennials, roses and groundcovers are 20-50% OFF during our Fall Plant Sale.

Tree Pottery & Birdbath Clearance

Stock up on high quality pottery and birdbaths in a variety of sizes, colors and styles!

ALL outdoor pottery and birdbaths are now 50% OFF at Estabrook's in Yarmouth and Kennebunk.

Planting Bulbs in Containers

Bulbs in Container Though often overlooked, container planting is a great way to use spring bulbs. Growing in containers is a good alternative if you don't have garden space, but it's also a good choice if you are restricted by too much shade, poor soil, too little time, limited mobility or a difficult climate.

Choosing a Container

The bulbs you choose to grow will determine the best container size. Outdoor containers need to be large enough to accommodate the correct planting depth and to allow for root growth. In general, use the largest container possible because the more soil there is, the more root space there will be and the more water your container will hold. This is important because it means your plants do not need to be watered as frequently.

Planting Spring Bulbs

Brighten your entry way, deck, balcony or patio with welcoming spring blooming bulbs such as crocus, hyacinths, narcissi and tulips. They provide color early and combine beautifully with cool season annuals such as pansies, snapdragon, diascia, nemesia, calendula and lobelia.

Plant spring blooming bulbs in outdoor containers in fall, at the same time you plant bulbs in the ground.
  1. Use a container with drainage holes and partially fill it with potting soil. Do not use garden soil because it does not drain well and may cause your bulbs to rot.

  2. Plant the bulbs at the depth suggested on the package or tear-off. Add soil to within 1 inch of the top of the container. Fertilizer isn't necessary because bulbs contain all the food they need for now.

  3. Thoroughly soak the entire pot with water and place the container in a dark, cool place (below 50 degrees and above 32 degrees) until early spring. During this period, keep the soil moist.

  4. Move the containers outdoors in early spring and enjoy!
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Spotlight Selections
Warm your home as the temperatures cool with the colors of fall!

Garden Mums
Garden Mums

Pumpkins
Pumpkins

Cabbake and Kale
Cabbage & Kale

Radio Show
#85 - Fall Clean-Up
Fall clean-up of your garden is an important task this time of the season. Tom walks you through pruning, dividing, using the right tools and more.

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Garden Reminders
Fall is a great time to divide and transplant your perennials. A treatment of WILT-PRUF will help them hold in moisture during the move.

Gifts and Gear
From the ultimate garden solution to perfect gifts, you're sure to find something great in our emporium!

Felco Pruner
It's time for fall clean-up - make sure you have the right tools for the job. We have professional grade pruners, rakes, loppers and more.

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