As we watch the Summer Fall away
what better time to think about those garden projects that
you didn’t get to this past spring or summer
The window of opportunity for planting perennials is still open, so if you’ve got a great idea for a new garden or need to fill in some bare spots, now’s the time to start digging.
...and what about all of your Tender Perennials and Annuals that you can't bear to say goodbye to?
How will you help them survive the coming winter?

It’s time to decide on your strategy for keeping them alive through the winter.
Whether you’ll be cutting back, dividing, re-potting, then putting in a
sunny window, or digging bulbs and tubers out of the garden to
store in the basement until next spring, you want to make sure
you have what you need to get the job done.
There’s nothing worse than digging up one of your favorite plants
only to find that you don’t have a pot to put it in!
If you have any questions about how to save your precious tender plants till
next spring, come by and talk with us, we’ll be happy to help.

Fall is also feeding time for your lawns and gardens.
A low nitrogen fertilizer applied now will help to bulk up the root systems of your plants helping them to survive the coming winter and come up healthy and full next spring.

Here are some of the benefits of using natural fertilizers.

The philosophy of growing turf (or any thing else) ecologically is simply that a biologically healthy soil grows healthy plants, so...

“feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants”
 (The organic gardener’s mantra)

Natural fertilizers contain raw materials meant to stimulate and feed the life in the soil. The apparent low N-P-K analysis has relatively little meaning when you are feeding the soil because those numbers refer to plant nutrients, not soil nutrients.
Synthetic fertilizer ingredients contain very little that will feed the life in the soil. When you feed soil life, those growing populations of organisms begin to accomplish many tasks that now consume great amounts of time, money and energy. For example, microorganisms serve to help:

  • Fertilize-by fixing nitrogen from the air, mineralizing soil organic nutrients and dissolving mineral nutrients from rock particles
  • De-thatch-by decomposing thatch and other organic matter into valuable nutrients and humus
  • Increase the water and nutrient holding capacity of the soil
  • Aeration-by encouraging earth worms and biological soil aggregation
  • Control many insect and disease problems by competition, predation, and biological nutrient management

Your all natural lawn/garden care program can begin in early to mid-fall with an application of 20 lbs. of North Country Organics Pro-Gro 5-3-4 per 1000 ft2.
or 20-25 lbs of Pro-Start 2-3-3.
In areas where thickening turf density is important—the purpose of Pro-Start in the fall is to build a thick, invasive root system that will help crowd out weeds and provide a lush, carpet-like appearance in the spring.

While you’re tending the lawn, this is also good time to get your beds into shape, clean out those pesky weeds, add some fertilizer and top off the mulch to keep the weeds out and the moisture in.



It wouldn’t be the same without the signs of the season.
We’ve got what you needfor your fall decorating
What’s New
in the

Lake Champlain & Divine Chocolates
Interupcion-Fair Trade Olive Oil and delicious Jams
Lovely Lavender Bunches, Sachets, Soaps Eye Pillows
and other Scentuous Body Care Products
Joyce ' s Good Things in Small Packages
Beautiful Beeswax Candles ~ Tibet Collection Gifts
Bamboo Fountains ~ Garden Critters
Join us any weekend in October for some of
Joyce ’s home-baked Treats and fresh Apple Cider and
check out what we’ve got to make your gardening experience
more fun and fallfilling.
Rhode Island's only Certified Organic Garden Center

"Our goal is to grow exciting, beautiful, healthy
plants in harmony with nature-plants that
provide enrichment for body and soul"

1800 Scituate Avenue Hope, RI 02831

we wish for peace for everyone on this good earth

Joyce and John Holscher