Fall Planting

Fall is the perfect time to plant the following–

Wildflowers

swf711-a_1 swf401-aWe carry packets of wildflower seeds from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply as well as 1/4 bulk bags of California poppies and a Central Valley Wildflower mix. The Central Valley Wildflower Mix includes the following species for the hot dry central valley and inland areas of California: Arroyo Lupine, Scarlet Flax, Yellow Lupine, Blanketflower, Five Spot, Sulphur Cosmos, Pygmy-leaf Lupine, California Poppy, Moss Verbena, Chinese Houses, Goldfields, Tidy Tips, Black-eyed Susan, African Daisy, Globe Gilia, California Blue Bell, Showy Evening Primrose, Clarkia amoena, Mountain Garland, Plains Coreopsis, and Sweet Alyssum. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1,000 sq ft if broadcast.

Flowering Sweet Peas

For Sacramento gardeners, planting sweet peas during the cool season ensures a fragrant spring show. Sweet peas also make an excellent cut flower. We have a couple single-color heirloom varieties from Annie’s in 4″ pots that are known to re-seed nicely, as well as six-packs of mixed colors.

California Native Plants

Fall is the ideal time for planting natives. With rain expected in the coming week and cooler temperatures, natives will establish strong root systems over fall and winter before taking off in springtime, with very little work on your end besides planting. We have the following natives in stock–

  • Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’
  • Ceanothus ‘Yankee Point’
  • ‘Everett’s Choice’ California fuchsia
  • Deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens)
  • Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
  • ‘Mt. San Bruno’ Coffeeberry (Rhamnus)
  • Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea)

Veggies & Herbs

From seed and starts, Fall is a great time to plant cool-season veggies and herbs

  • lettuce
  • peas
  • spinach
  • collards
  • mustard
  • Swiss chard
  • Fava beans (great cover crop too!)
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • sage (for your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!)
  • shiso
  • much, much more…

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Spring-Flowering Bulbs

  • tulips
  • daffodils
  • crocus
  • allium
  • paperwhites

Perennials, Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Even if they’re not flowering right now, Fall’s wet weather (we hope) and cooler temps make it a great time to get your perennial plants, shrubs, trees and vines established.

By | 2016-10-12T18:54:51+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall Planting

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