looking up at a large red cedar tree

When it comes to fall, I love all the big ol' maple trees that start to own the landscape.  The ground studded by smaller trees and shrubs that only serve to provide contrast to the fiery display of deciduous leaves turning color.

Soles 4 Souls

Hello, my name is Rachel Bigej and I am 16 years old and a junior at Canby High School. I am excited to share my journey with you. When I was in the 4th grade, I wanted to do something that would help others and make a difference. I did some research and found Soles4Souls.org, an organization that not only donates shoes to people in need in the United States and around the world, but is also committed to empowering individuals in extremely poor countries to provide for themselves and their families by starting sustainable small businesses.

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.

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.