Join Us Saturday, Oct. 20th: McAdam Pumpkin Party

Oct. 11th, 2018 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

It’s just around the corner: the McAdam Pumpkin Party is back on Saturday, October 20th, from Noon to 3 p.m.

Hayrides, painted faces, a pumpkin painting station, a spooky story time and sweet treats are the main ingredients. The Pumpkin Party is for kids of all ages and is open to the entire community—and it’s all free.

During the event, we will also have huge fall discounts on all in stock trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Want to know what you can still plant? Our professionals will be offering tips on how to winterize your garden. Particularly with plants that have been growing in the same containers all year long, this is a good time of year to landscape. They have gotten full-sized and are ready to plant. It’s very beneficial, before next summer’s heat, to give new plantings as many as six to eight months to get established.

At 2001 Des Plaines Avenue, a half-mile south of Roosevelt Road, McAdam Nursery & Garden Center is open until at least the end of October. Weather permitting, it may remain open into early November as well.

Questions? Call the Garden Center at 708-771-4903 or visit us online.

This installment of "Ask the Plant Expert" was published in the October 10, 2018 edition of the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, the Forest Park Review and the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.