Hi y’all! I’m Fluffy, the nursery cat. I write Banting’s monthly gardening blog.
As the resident expert in all things nature, I use the power of the pen to entertain my audience and deliver informative content. (I am also getting paid extra in cat treats)
I hope you enjoy my updates and of course come visit me at Banting’s. I always enjoy a pet!
Where is the fall weather? This is blasphemy. Fall is the time for planting, but let’s face it we are in Louisiana and the cooler weather has not yet arrived.
I’ve highly considered migrating north for the summer as my fur is thick and luxurious. I’m not designed for this Louisiana heat. My humans claim I don’t have the money to move north…..little do they know. Regardless, I grace them with my presence year-round as I know they cannot run the nursery without me.
Moving on to gardening news. Fall is the time for planting, but you need to wait to add those cool season bedding plants to your garden until late September- early October. Of course, a garden would not be complete without plants, so now is the time to rip out your finished summer annuals (might I suggest a dog’s help? The mangy mutts are good for something) and plant more warm-season bedding plants or heat tolerant cool-season plants like snapdragons and petunias.
Banting’s is participating in two fall festivals. Hmphh…I wasn’t invited. My humans say that it’s sure to be a fun time with plenty of fall decor like mums, pumpkins, crotons, ornamental peppers, and more. Mark your calendars for the following dates:
Folsom Fall Garden Festival- Saturday, September 28th
8:30am-2:30pm Midland Church Park Highway 25 N, Folsom LA
New Orleans Fall Garden Festival- Saturday & Sunday, October 5th & 6th
Sat 10am-5pm New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park
Mums are growing larger everyday! We expect blooms mid to late October!
Even though I do not reside at the Lacombe in Banting’s, my other cat minions live there. Visit our mum growing operation in Lacombe.
Time to Seed Vegetables!
You may think September is a dull month, well never fear, you can still seed vegetables in your garden for a bountiful harvest this fall! Banting’s offers a variety of vegetable seeds at both locations in Lacombe and Bridge City. Of course, you must come by the Bridge City location as I reside there and I’m fabulous. Vegetables to seed in September include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bruseels sprouts, collards, mustard greens, kale, kohlrabi, and turnips.
V.I.P. Coupon Club
My humans crafted a unique way for you to save money. I have a weakness for a good coupon, so I to am a member. Watch the video to learn how to sign up. (It’s a simple text message. Even a dog can do it….maybe.)