Fall is in full swing and goodness we have some wonderful information in this newsletter! We are also in Fall & Winter Hours: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday From 10am to 5pm!
Fall is here, our end-of-season sale is still going on! We have a Buy 3 get 1 free sale on all plants, and this applies to terrestrial and aquatic plants. We are also having a sale on our fish over $100, where when you purchase 3 you get 1 free!
HOURS OF OPERATION NOTICE
We are now operating on Fall Hours
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Tuesday-Thursday, except by appointment only
Featured Design of the Month
This customer located in the Mill Creek/Everett area had a back garden that was in need of a make-over. We installed a Koi pond about 14’x10’x4’ deep with all the proper equipment to keep large Koi. The water feature has a 12’ long waterfall. We brought in good garden soil so the customer can plant the area around the waterfall. We also installed a small destination patio near the pond edge and some flagstone stepping stones to get around the pond to the equipment. The customer will be installing turf and a putting green to complete the garden.
Now is the time to start your Landscape Designs!
Looking to start your garden renovation next summer? Falling Water Designs is ready to assist you, contact us today to start your garden design process and get on the schedule for installation next summer.
Falling Water Designs works year-round, whether it’s creating garden designs for new clients, cleaning and repairing ponds, or installing ponds, patios, fire-pits, etc. Let us assist with your needs!
Featured Koi of the Month: Shusui
Shusui were first bred in 1910 by cross-breeding Doitsu Koi and Asagi. They have a single-line of blue scales running along the dorsal line from the head to the tail. They have red accents that may be located on the gills, fins, and rest of the body.
This eye-catching Koi will make a great addition to your collection, visit us today to get one for your pond!
KOI OWNERS: It is super important to know your pond temperature, so we recommend stopping in to get a pond thermometer if you do not already have one. As the water temperature dips below 60 degrees, we want to switch back to a cool-season/wheat germ food (we sell this at the nursery). Continue feeding fish until the water temperature hits 50-55 degrees (typically mid-October).
As the water temperature cools fish cannot digest their food as efficiently. High protein Summer food can actually rot in their gut and cause abscesses. As the water temperature drops below 60 degrees you should switch to a cool-season or Spring/Fall food that has more wheat germ which is easier for your fish to digest. When the temperature drops below 50 you should stop feeding your fish entirely until Spring.
It’s getting to be that time of year again. Taking the necessary steps to prepare your pond for the colder months will make your spring maintenance that much easier.
Remember that lettuce and hyacinth are annuals in the pond and need to be removed before they turn to mush and sink to the bottom. It’s also a good idea to to turn your UV sterilizer off by October 15th. You can do this by unplugging it. The light bulbs in the UV are only good for 365 days. If turned off by winter you can get two springs out of one bulb.
When the water temperature reaches 45 degrees, most of the bacteria in your bead filter dies back. It’s then safe to drain and clean the filter.
Prepare Your Bead Filter
As leaves and pine needles begin to fall, it’s also a good idea to go into winter with a clean skimmer. Complete cleaning instructions can be found at Cleaning Your Skimmer.
Netting Your Pond
Read how to winterize your pond here.
Paying attention to these important tasks will ensure that your expensive filter equipment continues to work properly!
Finally, if this all seems like too much work, Falling Water Designs offers Fall Prep as part of our Maintenance Plan. Just give us a call at (206) 323-2873 or email info@FallingWaterDesigns.com to schedule your prep for Fall.
Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant) Sarracenia are usually the focus of a hardy carnivorous planting. They are a natural for water’s edge or in a bog garden. Sarracenia need at least six hours of direct sun during spring and summer for best growth.
Scirpus ‘Albescens’ (White Rush) This plant forms clumps of tall extremely upright needle-like leaves with green and white vertical stripes – an elegant and airy accent for the edge of the pond. Moist soil or water up to 3″ deep.
Heuchera ‘Spell Bound’ Marvelous ruffled foliage of dazzling silvers with tints of rose purple will leave you spellbound. The purple tones are more prominent in the spring and fall. Silver tones are more prevalent in shade. It forms a big plant with a dense, multi-crown habit. Great in containers or in the landscape.
Penstemon ‘Blue Midnight’ (Blue Midnight Beard Tongue) Blue Midnight Beard Tongue features beautiful spikes of navy blue tubular flowers with white throats and violet stripes rising above the foliage from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It’s narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’ Very hardy shrub displays attractive foliage in all seasons. Intense red new growth and fall color is its hallmark. Ideal for use around foundations or in mixed borders. Small white flowers are a bonus. Virtually pest and disease free.
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ (Black Mondo Grass) Stunning contrast for the front of the border! Dense, purplish-black, grass like foliage is exceptional. Produces dark lavender flowers and purple fall berries, adding interest. Use in mass as an edging or tuck into mixed containers.
Gift Shop & Decor
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**Many of the items are limited quantities and may not be reordered. If you love what you see then be sure to visit us in the near future to take it home before we sell out!
Wedding & Events Venue
Our gardens are the perfect backdrop for any occasion, and we would love to be a part of your reason to celebrate. In addition to full-day rates (which include the use of our popular and unique glamping tents), we also offer half-day and hourly rates.
Every event package comes with the same attention to detail, communication, hospitality, and support to help your party be memorable and special.
Our wedding season is over and the glamping tents have come down, but it is not too late to come and take a tour. If you are planning your wedding or event for 2022 we still have dates available!
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