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.

Corn Stalk, Pumpkin, and crimson mums

For many, autumn is the second-best time of the year for seasonal decorating - right behind Christmas! If this describes you, Al's has everything you need for fantastic fall decor. Weather you are changing the decorative elements inside your home, or you want to dress up your front porch, we've got just the fall inspiration for you.

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.

Al's Video Tip

Eve Hansen takes a look at how to use the exciting plants arriving in our stores for a fun fall hanging basket.

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.

millet

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. 

A homeowner's pride and joy is their garden. After all, it is usually the first thing a person notices about another's home, and who doesn't like prettily planted flowers or shrubs?

However, starting your own garden can be intimidating and sometimes you may not know where to start. Luckily, with the goal of creating the most beautiful garden and backyard ever, we have compiled a list of gardening secrets a pro wants you to know.