Fall Gardening

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Persimmons

Today, we're excited to dig into the wonderful world of persimmons with you! These sweet, vibrant fruits have been capturing hearts and taste buds for centuries, and we're here to share the scoop on how to grow your very own persimmon tree. Our Green Team experts are just brimming with knowledge, and they've got all the tips, tricks, and care instructions you need to make your persimmon-growing journey a fruitful success.

Fall is for Planting: Creating a Captivating Landscape

All gardening enthusiasts know that the fall season is not just for enjoying the changing foliage; it's also the perfect time to plant and create captivating landscapes that will leave your neighbors in awe. Fall offers ideal conditions for root development and provides the foundation for a beautiful garden in the seasons to come.

3 Ways to Elevate Your Culinary Creations with Pansies

When we all think of pansies, we think of the colorful fall and winter blooms that adorn the garden beds and planters of your neighborhood. But have you thought about putting pansies into your culinary creations? These vibrant and edible flowers can elevate both the visual appeal and flavor of your dishes and cocktails. In this blog, we'll explore three creative recipes that showcase how to use pansies to transform your culinary creations into works of art.  

5 Tips for Planting Spring Bulbs

One of the most important aspects of fall gardening is the preparation for the upcoming spring season with spring-blooming bulbs! The emergence of colorful bulb blooms like tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths is definitely a sight to see after the cold winter months. To ensure a vibrant and blooming garden come springtime, it's crucial to plant these bulbs correctly in the fall. In this blog, we'll explore five different ways to plant spring bulbs.  

Our Top 3 Fall Planter Recipes

As the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisp, it's time to transform your porches and patios into vibrant spaces full of autumnal charm. In this blog, we're sharing three fall planter recipes that you can use to infuse your space with that real fall feeling and make your neighbors green with envy (or perhaps orange with envy, considering it's autumn).  So grab your gardening gloves and let's get planting!

How to Start Your Fall Veggie Garden

As the beginnings of autumn start to replace the scorching heat of summer, it's the perfect time to shift your attention to your very own fall vegetable garden. Fall gardening is a rewarding endeavor that allows you to enjoy fresh, homegrown produce well into the cooler months. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to start your fall veggie garden and ensure a bountiful harvest.

Our 5 Newest Fall Items

Get ready to embrace the coziest season of the year with open arms and a whole lot of flair! As the weather starts cooling, we're excited to introduce our five newest fall items that will jazz up your spaces and turn your gardens into a place that truly welcomes all fall vibes. From the sassy sway of ornamental grasses to the spicy charm of ornamental peppers, these plants are here to make your autumn awesome.

Late Fall Veggie Gardening with Eddie Anderson

In the Hampton Roads area, gardening is a hobby that lasts all year round. Our founder, Eddie Anderson, loves to veggie garden even when the weather starts to cool down. Mr. Anderson has given us some great information through this blog on how you can extend your seasonal gardening by planting onions & garlic.   Onions 

5 Great Ways to Use Mums this Fall

Mums are finally here at the garden center! As one of our all-time favorite fall plants, mums create a flash of fall color wherever you decide to use them, giving your space that immediate change of season that you’re looking for.