Saturday, October 6th from 9am -5pm Come vote for new Board members and chat with the current board. Review financials and discuss what’s in store for Urban Roots. Member -Owner Appreciation Day and Plant Swap Special discounts for Member-Owners only, free refreshments and the Nickel City String Band. Plant Swap from 9am – 2pm It’s how… Read more »
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Grab your trowel and pull on your boots! It’s (finally) time to start planting bulbs!
As the growing season of 2014 winds down it’s nice to plan something beautiful for next years garden. We have over 50 kinds of bulbs to choose from in the shop.
As the weather has become abruptly cooler we have had many people coming into the shop asking:
“where are the bulbs?”
Less stress for the plant Warm summer days can cause plants to be stressed because they can’t absorb enough water to support healthy growth. This is especially true for those that are newly planted and don’t have extensive root systems. Cooler air temperatures during fall months make it easier to newly planted shrubs and perennials… Read more »
Fall blooming anemones are one of the delights of the garden in the later season. The flowers of these perennials sit atop tall stems and sway in the breeze, which led to their common name ‘windflower.’ The genus anemone contains over 120 species across all temperate areas. The name comes from the Greek ‘daughter of the wind.’
Viburnum shrubs have beautiful white flowers in the spring and showy leaves and fruit in the fall. The genus is native throughout the northern hemisphere, so there are quite a few species and cultivars. Many varieties are native to the US, and more specifically to western NY.
Urban Roots a consumer cooperative business on the West Side that endeavors to provide quality gardening products while enriching our local community. Any member owner is welcome to apply (if you’re not a member yet, you can become one at any time!). First and foremost we seek applicants who are enthusiastic about furthering our… Read more »
The two raised beds in the nursery yard were planted by the WASH project. Recently people have been noticing the GIANT tomatoes slowly ripening in the jungle-like tomato bed. What are they? Buffalo Giant Heart tomatoes that were part of our heirloom vegetable program in the late spring. With the name ‘Buffalo Heart’ we need… Read more »
Fall is a great time for planting shrubs, trees and perennials. Cooler air temperatures mean the plants aren’t as stressed as they are in the summer and warm soil allows plants to develop healthy roots systems.
In 1775 William Bartram, American naturalist, fist described the oak leaf hydrangea. He was exploring and collecting new plant specimens in south central Georgia and came across a hydrangea with ‘oak-like leaves.’