Can you bear to even go outside in August in Memphis? If you garden, unless you rely on automatic irrigation, you must! This is the month where over-watering is just about impossible, the month where some new plantings would have to watered 2 or 3 times per day, if planted in July.
While you’re in the garden, keep an eye out for pests and diseases. If you see anything out of the ordinary, a sign of plant disease, take a photograph and email it to our Manager of Horticulture, John Jennings, email@example.com, or bring photos in to the store to show our staff, for diagnosis and treatment. If you choose to show us plant matter or bugs into the store, please seal it in a plastic bag, keep it sealed while on the premises, and take it with you when you leave so that our plants won’t be infected.
Though it may be hard to think of fall annuals in August, remember that fall is less than 8 weeks away, beginning this year on Friday, September 23. We’ll have a great selection of fall annuals! But, if you want to be sure to get the exact colors and quantities you would like, you might want to pre-order. If you pre-order and pre-pay, we’ll give you a 20% discount! Just email our Manager of Horticulture, John Jennings, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an order sheet with your options and ordering instructions.
Later this month, we’ll be publishing our full Autumn educational series schedule. You can always find our current list on our Facebook events page, and feel free to share and bring a friend. There are two great classes already scheduled for the end of August:
- Saturday, August 24th: “A Memphis Landscape Architect’s Journey” by Daniel Ashworth, Senior Associate Landscape Architect and Memphis Office Manager at Alta Planning + Design. He’ll discuss his journey as a landscape architect, from education to current work.
- Saturday, August 31st: “Asian & Zen Style Gardens” by Daniel Grose, landscape and garden design expert and owner of Set Apart Landscaping and Lawn Care. He’ll discuss how to incorporate elements of Asian and Zen style gardens into your landscape or completely re-landscape your yard with an Asian or Zen theme.
Both presentations take place at Palladio Garden’s Horticulture Building at 2231 Central Avenue at 10:30 AM. Free.
Remember, you can also find out about gardening events by checking the Memphis Horticultural Society’s events page. Also, don’t forget to look for an article on planting pansies and violas by our Manager of Horticulture, John Jennings, in the September issue of Memphis Magazine, in their Garden Variety section.