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Fall Gardening at DTE

Down to Earth featured in The Journal News

Down to Earth was once again featured in the LoHud Journal News! Take a look at the full article below, or read it on Lohud.com


Free fall garden display at Down to Earth nursery

Bill Cary, wcary@lohud.com

Once again, Down to Earth nursery in Pomona is hosting a free exhibit of fall plantings in a garden setting that will highlight some of the prettiest and most unusual Japanese maples in its collection. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 25, will also incorporate bonsai trees, ornamental grasses, grafted conifers, sculptures and, of course, fall favorites like mums.

Advisers will be on hand to explain the attributes of each of the varieties of plants on display and to offer advice on what would work in your garden setting. Everything in the fall garden exhibit will be for sale.

The exhibit will be open whenever the nursery is open (daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until 5 p.m. Sundays). Down to Earth is at 1040 Route 45 in Pomona, 845-354-8500, www.dteliving.com

Free Fall Workshops

In addition to the landscaped garden, Down to Earth will be offering free fall garden workshops at 1 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Sept. 28: Bonsai — Learn the basic care and maintenance of bonsai trees, including what makes a good bonsai specimen: good branching technique, shaping and scale.
  • Oct. 5: Building and maintaining a koi pond — Discover the basic design elements of how to create a natural koi pond environment, including the many varieties of fish and water plants available. All will be available for sale.
  • Oct. 12: Pruning — Learn techniques for fall pruning, including when and what to prune, such as hydrangeas, flowering shrubs and trees.