We just received organically and locally grown garlic bulbs to bring home and plant in your garden! Not sure how to plant garlic? Stop by Urban Roots on the 18th of October and join us in the seminar ‘All About Garlic.’ This seminar is part of Member-Owner appreciation day and will be given a… Read more »
Everything Garden & Home
As the weather has become abruptly cooler we have had many people coming into the shop asking:
“where are the bulbs?”
Blooming hardy mums Callicarpa berries turning purple Euonymus europeaus fruits turning pink Brilliant echinacea What’s blooming in your garden this September?
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.’