Fall

The Cornucopia: Thanksgiving’s Connection to Ancient Mythology

The Cornucopia: Thanksgiving’s Connection to Ancient Mythology

When I was a child, I was always intrigued by one particular decoration around the holidays.  Many decorations, like candy canes at Christmas, have a story behind them, but I had never heard the story of these weird, cone-shaped baskets we see decorating tables at Thanksgiving.  Later in school I learned that they were called “cornucopia” or “horn of plenty” and associated with the blessing of a good harvest.

Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs

Spring is just around the corner.  Really!  Here at Bob’s we have baby, thumb-sized ferns that will be massive hanging baskets in 8 months.  When the snow starts flying, we will be busy growing flowers for spring.  Right now you can plant crops for spring too.  Now is the time to plant bulbs for a splash of spring color.

Fall Garden Tasks

Fall Garden Tasks

Autumn is here, and soon we’ll start seeing cooler temperatures as winter approaches.  October is the perfect time to start preparing for the transition to freezing temperatures.  Here are some fall tasks that will help prepare your garden for winter.

When to Plant Wildflowers

When to Plant Wildflowers

Fall is the perfect time for planting wildflowers.  Think about it!  In nature wildflowers produce their seed in the fall.  The seed then falls on the ground, goes dormant during the winter, and then sprouts in the early spring and summer.  You can easily replicate this same process.