Sometimes gardeners just simply forget how much beauty can be achieved in the winter garden. As annuals and deciduous plants die back, they give way to glorious conifers and other winter beauties that rely on texture and fall colors to maximize the winter interest in your garden.

Here are few of Al's favorite conifers that fill that spot in your yard:

Last July, we took a look at the wondrous tropic garden created by Al's manager Peter Eastman. If you were inspired to plant some tropical red bananas of your own, we’d like to show you how they can be overwintered and survive the cold. Believe it or not, you can store and overwinter your bananas in the protection of a cool dry basement or garage, and then bring them out and replant them the following spring.

Now that most of the leaves have fallen and the landscape turns to winter hues, it's always nice to see a little blooming color. The lovely camellia with their peony like flowers and ruffled edges, can add a welcomed pop of color to your winter garden.

Here at Al's, we're known for our beautiful hanging baskets, especially in the springtime around Mother's Day. As the winter weather sets in and the abundant spring and summer blooms have faded, we wondered what else we could create to fill that hanging spot in your outdoor entryway. Create a great holiday look with our Fir Balls!

plants

It's delightfully common for people to continue gardening through the end of summer and into autumn. That said, with winter just around the corner, there are some preparations your yard garden will need before wintertime fully begins.

yard garden

You've readied your yard garden for winter, but have you thought of your trees? Gardening doesn't stop at the backyard plants that grow in the space you designate the garden. From sapling to Sequoia (ok, maybe not that big), the trees on your property should always be counted among your yard garden flora.

looking up at a large red cedar tree

When it comes to fall, I love all the big ol' maple trees that start to own the landscape.  The ground studded by smaller trees and shrubs that only serve to provide contrast to the fiery display of deciduous leaves turning color.

garden centers

Gardening is one of America's most popular springtime and summer hobbies; as of 2017, approximately 117.6 million Americans did some sort of gardening in the preceding twelve months. But just because the temperature is starting to drop doesn't mean your gardening has to stop. Plenty of vegetables thrive in colder climates, and the start of autumn is the perfect time to incorporate these cold-loving veggies into your home garden. Here are five plants to pick up from one of your local garden centers for your home vegetable garden.

garden store

Just because the temperature is starting to drop doesn't mean you have to stop gardening! Plenty of people have found ways to garden year-round, even into the fall and winter. Obviously, houseplants are a strong option for winter, with roughly 30% of homes having at least one houseplant. However, there are plenty of ways to keep your green thumb busy throughout the fall and winter! Here are just a few plants to buy from your local garden store for the coming colder months.

two Bigej children harvesting gourds

It's a fall tradition! 4th generation Bigejs are hard at work harvesting gourds and indian corn from the fields of The Farm is Hubbard. In doing so, they continue the growing legacy set out by both their Great Grandfather Al, and their Grandfather Jack.