We are quickly approaching the next season. This summer teased us with some very warm days followed by cool Michigan-like weather. It was an early reminder that Autumn is coming. Hopefully it will be marked by sunny days and cool nights.
Speaking of the cold, some of us are still recuperating from last winter. There were so many plants lost by local gardeners this past winter including our beloved rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender and rose bushes. It is easy to forget the devastatingly chilly winter that took from us our crepe myrtle and butterfly bushes as we sip our lemonade on lazy summer days, but it is safe to say that this past winter has not left our memories as quickly as previous winters.
With that in mind, we anticipate the new season with a fresh look of asters, pansies, ornamental cabbage, the ever popular kale and of course - MUMS! Satiating our colorful palate, seasonal produce of irregular shaped gourds, bright orange pumpkins, peach color princess pumpkins and straw bails await our fall decorative talents.
Most important to note, a momentous occasion dear to our hearts as a family business will take place this 2015: A.J. Rahn Greenhouses will celebrate as a family their 125th year anniversary. We are enjoying the planning process and wish to dedicate the year to events that highlight our history as well as our customers who have gotten us to this point. Please look for a list of events and join us for this exciting achievement as we look to the future for more wonderful years of growth and development.
Gray Road has been completely resurfaced! All work is complete and it is now smooth and ready for cars. We hope this will make your visits that much more enjoyable.
As always, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
Some gardeners have noticed that the mandevilleas aren't growing as profusely as they can. They are still blooming well but not growing vigorously. Remember they are tropical and love the heat. We've enjoyed a relatively cool summer this year, that does not make them really happy.
Continue fertilizing annuals. Fall can be the showiest time for annuals. With cool nights and good nutrition, colors become more vivid and the foliage can become very full and very green.