For the past decade, we have been holding a Pumpkin Party in October to celebrate autumn with a family-friendly Halloween theme. And this year, we are stepping it up with our first-ever Pumpkin-Palooza.
You are invited to our garden center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday, October 19th, and enjoy hayrides, painted faces, a pumpkin painting station, a spooky story time and sweet treats.
All the activities are free and open to the entire community. For every child, there will be a free pie pumpkin—with a carving pumpkin going to those who show up in costume.
We will also offer huge fall discounts on all trees, shrubs, and perennials that are in stock. Looking to know what you can still plant? Our professionals can provide counsel 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. Before next summer’s heat comes around, it is helpful to give new plantings as many as six to eight months to get established.
Our Nursery & Garden Center is at 2001 Des Plaines Ave. in Forest Park, a half-mile south of Roosevelt Road. Hope to see you on Saturday!
This installment of "Ask the Plant Expert" will be published in the October 16, 2019 edition of the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, the Forest Park Review and the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.