Roses are blooming throughout the neighborhood! At Urban Roots we have scented David Austen roses, easy to care for shrub roses, low-growing drift roses and many other beauties. Five facts about roses: Roses don’t have thorns. They have prickles, which are an outgrowth of the stem epidermis. Other members of the Rosaceae family… Read more »
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Heirloom and vegetable packs are in the Urban Roots yard. This year we have over 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a cucumber that will grow to three feet long and a French eggplant first introduced in the 1850’s. 2015 Heirloom Vegetable Plant list
Urban Roots and Grassroots Gardens will be holding four free gardening workshops on the 18th of October. Stop by between 1 and 3 pm to learn about four season gardening, vermicomposting, growing garlic and how to prepare your garden for the winter months. We can’t wait to see you!
Voting for New Board Members 9am – 4:30pm Plant swap 9am – 2pm Do you have perennials that have become too big for their place in the garden and need to be divided? Or volunteers that you just can’t bear to throwaway? Bring your extras to our biannual plant swap! FREE Educational Workshops 1pm – 3pm Preparing your garden… Read more »
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.
Believe in Black Rock will be holding Gala in the Gardens on September 16th from 6-8pm in conjunction with the Black Rock Riverside Alliance. This event will take place at ALL FOUR community gardens in Black Rock and Riverside.
Nearly half of the Urban Roots yard is full of plants that are on sale! Maybe you’ll find a hydrangea, azalea or evergreen that would be perfect for your garden. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and shrubs, so come check out all the plants!
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.’