Flaunt your Flora photo contest!

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Flaunt your flora

  Submit a photo of your garden on our Facebook page and enter to win a $25.00 Urban Roots gift certificate! Ornamental, Vegetable, Vertical or Container, all types of gardens are welcomed! The winner will be notified on Oct. 11th. Judges are horticulture educator David Clark, and garden tourism advocate and art director Jim Charlier

Roses are blooming!

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  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 »

It’s the perfect time to plant vegetable seedlings!

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      We still have a wide selection of heirloom seedlings, and vegetable packs to take home and plant in your garden. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, kale, pumpkins and more are all available. This week night time temperatures are balmy compared to the chill of last week. Hopefully, the stormy weather in the next few… Read more »

Spring flowering plants

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spring flowers

The shop is bursting with flowering lilies, hydrangeas, tulips and violets just time for Easter. We also have a large selection of ivies, begonias, and succulents to help fill your home with green and ward off the end of winter.

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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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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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.