garden centers

Gardening is one of America's most popular springtime and summer hobbies; as of 2017, approximately 117.6 million Americans did some sort of gardening in the preceding twelve months. But just because the temperature is starting to drop doesn't mean your gardening has to stop. Plenty of vegetables thrive in colder climates, and the start of autumn is the perfect time to incorporate these cold-loving veggies into your home garden. Here are five plants to pick up from one of your local garden centers for your home vegetable garden.

garden store

Just because the temperature is starting to drop doesn't mean you have to stop gardening! Plenty of people have found ways to garden year-round, even into the fall and winter. Obviously, houseplants are a strong option for winter, with roughly 30% of homes having at least one houseplant. However, there are plenty of ways to keep your green thumb busy throughout the fall and winter! Here are just a few plants to buy from your local garden store for the coming colder months.

two Bigej children harvesting gourds

It's a fall tradition! 4th generation Bigejs are hard at work harvesting gourds and indian corn from the fields of The Farm is Hubbard. In doing so, they continue the growing legacy set out by both their Great Grandfather Al, and their Grandfather Jack.

an array of indoor plants

With cooler fall weather upon us, we start to turn indoors for our relaxation and recreation. While there are plenty of beautiful fall and winter days ahead, we do start to spend more time indoors. With that in mind, we celebrate National Indoor Plant Week and encourage you to add houseplants to your home or office environment. There are a number of health benefits of having and caring for plants, and we are in need of much of these today as we are spending more hours indoors than ever before.

field of colorful tulips

Bulbs are one of the easiest flowers to grow, and they produce big results with very little effort.  With just a little forethought now, you'll have spring color to boast about.

As summer draws to a close, the leaves will begin to turn and the summer heat will give way to milder temperatures. Pumpkins will adorn porches, while adults and children alike will gleefully disturb backyards with mountainous piles of leaves.

A planted ceramic pot sits among a collection of fall plants

With kids now headed back to school, it's time to formally usher in fall.  While pumpkins haven't arrived just yet, there is plenty of fall color and texture to explore and enjoy in your garden now. We love using our Fall Collection in container gardens, which makes it easy to beautify your porch or patio.

A display of fall plants

With cooler fall-like mornings in the forecast, it's time to welcome the fall. Just like going back to school, you can get excited about a fresh start in your garden, too. There are many advantages of planting in autumn, not the least of these being their brilliant autumn hues! That's why we are excited to share with you our Fall Collection.


August is all about transitions. Even with 90° days in our forecast, we begin the process of saying goodbye to summer by taking that last vacation and preparing for back to school. In the garden, Petunias and Million Bells give way to Rudbeckia and Millet, transitioning our gardens to the fall. 

plant nursery

Gardening is a hobby growing in popularity. In 2018, the home and garden market is projected to increase by $10 billion. What are people spending all that money on and are they doing it so their gardens live their best lives?

That's our hope, so we've some color-popping flower advice straight from plant nursery to your yard garden. You know that certain things grow in certain climates, times of the year, soil types, etc. As summer burns on and fall prepares to grace us with golden leaves, your garden must also make the transition.