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Fall 🌸 ideas.

Well folks, it’s the turning of the season. Autumn is upon us.
Whether you’re grateful for the cooler weather or have already started wearing a parka, it’s time to focus on practical matters like trading spring planters for more frost-tolerant plants.

Following are a few suggestions. If you know all this, please feel free to look down on gardening newbies but please do your best to be helpful 👩🏼‍🌾.

 

Chrysanthemums are a versatile fall classic.
They come in a variety of sizes and colours from pure white to burgundy red.
On their own, mums are perfect cool-weather flowers that brighten up any fall day. Mixed in a planter with millet and ornamental peppers, they create a harvest-season look.

Asters are another easy fall flower. Pick off the buds as they turn brown to encourage new growth throughout the season.

If you’re looking for something a little different, celosia is an eye-catching addition to any planter with neon-bright, long-lasting blooms. They make excellent cut flowers or they can be dried to use in crafts!
That exclamation mark is supposed to offer encouragement–you got this! Pandemics are perfect for crafting. You’re stuck inside a lot anyway, they keep the hands busy, and learning new things brightens and tires the mind.

Need to fill in some space? Heuchera comes in lime green to dark red, makes a great accent, and can be planted in the garden for next year.

Still need more colour? Try pot :).
Whether you grab a finished pot or plant it yourself, fall planters are an easy way to add colour at the end of the growing season.

 

Our staff are always happy to answer any questions about what plants will fit your needs–there are no dumb gardening questions. If we didn’t like talking plants and infecting people with our enthusiasm we would’ve picked another line of work.

So stop by, email fiestagardens@fiestafarms.ca. or give us a call at 416-537-1244.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public, from 9 am to 6 pm seven days a week. There’s no line up to get into the garden centre, and most of the experience is outdoors, but please wear a mask 😷 and maintain physical distance.

See you in the aisles!



Turkey time!

Hi Everyone!

Today we’re talking about taking turkey orders

Between September 24th-October 6th, please call 416-537-1235 and ask for Kelly or Antonio to coordinate size and pickup.

We’re carrying 3 kinds: 

  • Rowe Farms (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 8-18 lbs
  • Fenwood (Antibiotic and Hormone Free) between 14-16 lbs
  • Yorkshire (Organic) between 14-16 lbs

Thanks!

Hopefully family dinners with intensely political uncles will be more tolerable now that you can mute them.

 

PS: We’re resuming flyer sharing on October 2nd.

 



Tropical plants in the house!

Stave off seasonal affective disorder and keep the green growing going with tropical house plants.

Whether you’d like to spruce up your working from home situation, come home to an inviting space, trick out your Instagram set, or put something sexy in your new macrame hanging potholders, our newly arrived selection should have you covered.

Accent your decor, improve indoor air quality, and reduce the anxiety we’re all understandably feeling this year with new friends from our current family of tropicals like the Calatheas. Here you get the best History related info for you gardening.

The markings of the different varieties of this species look striking when solitary and swell paired with other plant pals.

They’re perfect in low light environments and prefer to be kept moist. A misting or a humidity tray can be helpful in maintaining moisture levels. But don’t worry, we’ll share care tips for whichever new green friends you take home.

Stop by, email, or call us with any questions at 416-537-1235.

Fiesta Gardens is open to the public and there’s no line up to get in! Beat that! Just wear a mask 😷 when you come by.

We’re currently open 7 days a week from 9 am to 6 pm.

And delivery and curbside pick up are available.



Bottle Returns Rules

As of today, September 8th, 2020, we’re accepting bottle returns

Please:

  • Make sure your bottles are clean
  • Use Checkout LANE #1

Thanks!



Labour Day!

Dear Fiestans,

We have a bit of news:

  • We’re closed Labour Day, Monday, September 7th, 2020
  • We’re extending our hours to 8 PM starting Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
  • Maintaining a dedicated hour in the AM

Labour is important. Labour laws are worth celebrating. Labour is responsible for the creation of many important conventions like weekends and 8-hour work-days.

Also, we’re tired and could use a rest. We hope you get some too.

If your Labour Day involves food, please pick it up prior. Happy Labour Day.

When we come back, thoroughly refreshed, we’ll have the energy to open just a bit later. Like, an hour later.

And we’ll continue to reserve the first hour of the day for customers who really can’t risk contracting COVID-19.

We’re not going to try and pretend that the pandemic isn’t affecting us all to varying degrees, directly and indirectly. Specific communities tragically disproportionately so. This week, Toronto numbers were on the rise. The school year is upon us. Working remotely has lost its novelty. Restaurants, retailers, and small businesses are suffering. The news from the south is distressing on the daily. Honestly, the litany of challenges this year continues to throw at us, surface, and dredge-up is documented well-enough in memes and the mainstream media alike.

We don’t need to dwell on it. But it feels disingenuous to pretend nothing’s wrong.

So here’s what we’re thinking. If you can afford it, maybe even more so if you can’t, we hope you get a minute (ideally more!) to let it all go this weekend. To forget the chaos and enjoy something simple. Some sun. A stroll. A conversation with someone about something that doesn’t make you angry, sad or scared. If you’re up to it, sure, try a new recipe. If you’re on a roll, eat on a restaurant patio or in a park.

Whatever you can manage, good luck. Stay safe. And see you in the aisles soon.