The weather is getting cooler and the colors of the season are starting to change. It’s finally that time of year where our Green Team staff can share their fall favorites! Our staff loves to garden and because of this, we have decided to collect their favorite fall plants and products from our stores to share with you. From plants to decor and more, there is always a new fall favorite to look forward to. Maybe you will also find a new fall favorite to love!
Candy + Ceramic Pumpkins
As one of our long-time decor specialists, Candy knows exactly what can make your fall decor differ from the rest. Being a Green Team member for over 20 years, she has helped cultivate and foster the decorative aspects of outdoor living to a point of near perfection. This year, we are showing off something with a little personality: our ceramic pumpkins. These versatile decorative pieces are great indoors and out. Candy explains why these are a must-have for your fall decorating this year. “My favorite this year is our ceramic pumpkins. They are a perfect way to add fall to your space and they are even better when you group various sizes together!”
Andra + Mums
Andra joined our Green Team this year with a passion for gardening and excitement for the seasons to come. Mums are gorgeous perennials that highlight fall with their bright color and stunning bloom density. For Andra, mums mean that the fall season is finally here to stay. She tells us,“I love pumpkins and mums! All of the colors and all the types. It tells me that cool weather is here and the holidays are coming!” To learn more about mums, come ask Andra about her fall favorite at our Great Neck location.
Meghan + Lavender
Our Great Neck Green Goods lead, Meghan, is an absolute expert on outdoor plants. Meghan has worked in a number of departments at both of our year-round locations, so she definitely knows the ins and outs of fall here at the garden center. After many years of many favorites, she has decided on lavender as this year’s fall favorite! She explains, “This beautiful perennial not only looks amazing but also smells fantastic.” Lavender can also reduce stress, is an edible herb, and a natural bug repellant. What isn’t there to love about lavender?
Ian + Heirloom Pumpkins
As our newest Green Team member and cashier, Ian is digging into what the fall season means to him through his first fall favorite. His choice of heirloom pumpkins was a great one. These special pumpkins come in a large variety of types, perfect for a customizable fall look, no matter what color scheme you are going for. Ian explains his choice as he says, “The interesting colors and textures of heirloom pumpkins make them great additions to fall decorating.” Pair our heirloom pumpkins with a variety of fall decor and plants to create a perfect fall front porch!
Stephen + Coneflowers
As our expert garden supply lead over at our Great Neck location, Stephen loves to share useful garden care tips with our customers. Keeping plants happy and healthy is a part of what garden supply is all about, and Stephen’s choice for fall favorite this year is definitely an easy one to keep happy. Coneflowers are one of the late summer to early fall essentials of any perennial garden. Stephen explains, “I love the bold colors and blooms that last through early fall. They’re also amazing for pollinators.” With their long bloom period and brilliant color, coneflowers are a perfect fall favorite.
Lukas + Ornamental Kale
One of our Green Team members at our Great Neck location, Lukas, has chosen an essential annual for his fall favorite. He tells us, “The colors and textures of ornamental kale make them perfect for any fall combo.” Ornamental Kale, like Lukas says, is perfect for combos and arrangements. They are not like your edible kale, as they are solely meant to look beautiful with other fall essentials. Try out ornamental kale for yourself in your garden beds or in your patio pots this fall!
Nikki + Ornamental Grasses
Nikki is our perennial specialist and department manager at our Independence Boulevard location and she definitely knows her stuff when it comes to these year-round plants. This season, Nikki has chosen her fall favorite to be ornamental grasses. She tells us, “Ornamental grasses work really well in arrangements. They also add a good fall texture. My favorite variety is the miscanthus adagio.” Come stop by our Independence location to ask Nikki for more information on her fall favorite!
Larry + Halloween Decor
Our delivery truck driver, Larry, is always there to put a smile on your face. Even after he has been out delivering to our stores or even to customers' homes, he makes time to walk through to see all the new fall plants and products. This season, our spooky decor caught Larry’s eye. He explains, “I love all things Halloween!” From pillows to decorative pumpkins and figurines, there is so much to choose from.