Planting isn’t just a spring activity. If you're wondering what you can plant in the fall, the answer is almost anything.  Spring may be special, but fall is fine for planting. Turf grass, spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season vegetables, perennials, trees, and shrubs can all be effectively planted in the fall.

Fall has distinct planting benefits. Autumn's cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes. In spring, plants don't grow until the soil warms up.

Fall has more good days for planting than spring does, when rain and other unpredictable weather can make working the soil impossible. And there's a lot more free time for gardening in autumn than in always-frantic spring.

What you can find in stock now or very soon at Rolling Ridge:

Bulbs: Tulips, Daffodils, Allium, Crocus, Hyacinth and more.

Cool-Season Vegetables:  Assorted greens like Swiss chard, Romaine, Spinach and Lettuces, Snap-Peas, Beets, Radishes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and others to meet your veggie needs.

 Annuals/Container Plants:  Re-fresh your containers with terrific fall plants like Mums, Kale, Pansies, and many other fun choices.

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The cooler temps should be a signal that the summer vacation has come to an end for our houseplants! Now is the time to bring your houseplants back inside. Well before our first frost, we need to get those houseplants back inside. It’s important to give them time to acclimate to being back indoors. The best time to bring them in is when your windows are still open. The plants will adjust to the change in humidity and temperature better if the change is gradual. Never bring in a plant with bugs! Wash or spray the leaves with water to remove summer dust and pollen. Let plants dry. Then spray with an indoor-safe or organic insecticidal soap just to be sure, or you can use one of the new systemic granules.  You could also use an insecticidal soil drench, or at least spray the soil a few times with your insecticide. Read more...

Native Plant Program

Present a featured Native Plant Program for Spring 2017


featuring 8 lower Midwest native milkweed species:

  • Asclepias incarnatamarsh milkweed
  • Asclepias purpurascens – purple milkweed
  • Asclepias sullivantii – Sullivant’s milkweed
  • Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa – butterfly milkweed
  • Asclepias verticillata – whorled milkweed
  • Asclepias viridiflora – green milkweed
  • Asclepias viridis – spider milkweed


featuring 11 plant species and associated native pollinators:

  • Baptisia australis – blue wild indigo
  • Hydrangea arborescens – wild hydrangea
  • Liatris scariosa – blazing star
  • Monarda fistulosa – bee balm
  • Packera obovata – golden groundsel
  • Penstemon digitalis – foxglove beardtongue
  • Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – slender mountain mint
  • Solidago speciosa – showy goldenrod
  • Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – aromatic aster
  • Vernonia arkansana – curlytop ironweed
  • Zizia aptera – heartleaf golden Alexander

To learn more about native plants and landscape application opportunites: www.grownative.org