Free gardening workshops!

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fall workshops 2014

  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!

Member-Owner Appreciation Day – details and schedule

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fall workshops 2014

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 »

Spring bulbs have arrived!

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bulbs 2014

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.

Gala in the Gardens

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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.

Select perennials, shrubs and trees ON SALE!

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Yard fall 2014

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!

In the garden 9.5.14

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Blooming hardy mums   Callicarpa berries turning purple   Euonymus europeaus fruits turning pink   Brilliant echinacea   What’s blooming in your garden this September?

Three reasons to plant in the fall

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butterfly bush with butterfly

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 »

Plants for fall interest | anemone

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Anemone Whirlwind

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.’

Summer blooming flower | Chelone

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chelone

The perennial Chelone is a native plant with clean, green foliage. In late summer tall spikes of white or pink flowers bloom. The plant is named after its flowers, which look like turtles coming out of their shells (some imagination may be needed to see this!).

Late summer bloomer | Sedum

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sedumflowers

Sedum is a wonderful plant in a sunny, well drained garden. The fleshy leaves retain water, making sedum drought and heat tolerant once they are established in the garden. They flower in late summer, and some of the buds on our plants are just starting to open.