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October Happenings and Tidbits

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Who would have ever thought that fall would be upon us so quickly? I don’t know about all of you, but my summer just sped by. For those of us living in extremely hot, dry climates, we’re waiting for the first rains of the season to give some relief to our drought-ridden gardens, to bring on a second bloom, and to help extend the vegetable-growing season. For all of you gardeners in colder climates, now is the time for fall cleanup and organizing your garden: dividing plants, removing plantings that didn’t work, taking photos and writing down ideas for next year.

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The Latest In Garden Retailers: Terrain At Home

For those of us who live in the Philadelphia area, we have become familiar with Richard Hayne, a local entrepreneur. He created both Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, building them into national chains of lifestyle clothing/accessory stores. Each of them has, in part, been extraordinarily successful because they are marketed to specific demographic groups. It was just a matter of time before a savvy entrepreneur would decide to conquer the well heeled 50+ females who have the discretionary income to drop a nice piece of change at an aspirational, gardening, home lifestyle store.

And that is exactly what Richard Hayne did (and what he does so extraordinarily well)! He bought out Styer’s Nursery, well known for perennialy being one of the more creative exhibitors at the Philadelphia Flower Show. And what was once a full scale nursery, that I used to whiz by on my way out to Longwood Gardens, is now called Terrain At Home (which still does offer full landscape design and installation services).

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