Mumbos & Pumpkins

Cascade Gardens – Have you noticed that the summer seems to just slip away in no time and, before we know it, school is back in session, the leaves are starting to turn, the robins disappear, and we start getting that chill in the air at night.  In line with the approaching of the fall season and all of its glorious colors, there are a lot of us that are inspired to “go with the flow” and we make use of the season to put some special arrangements in place, both inside and out.  JoEllen Gehring recognized this growing trend and her and husband Junior have brought the “Fall Experience” to Cascade Gardens with a collection colorful mums that are bound to please.

The Gehrings planted over 500 of these special flowers back in July and, with the cooler summer, they have “come of age” a bit earlier than usual so JoEllen is kick starting the fall adventure starting this week (week of August 25th) and “the Gardens” is now open for you decorating and flower arrangement enthusiasts and for you kids and husbands who are looking to get Mom or Grandma something special.  They have a huge selection here in the early going and multiple colors to choose from which has evolved into an assortment of “Mumbos” – three colors of mums in one pot.  And, although mums are the primary space occupier in this big two section greenery facility, JoEllen also has pumpkins from local fields along with some perennials and a nice arrangement of fall decorations that you home magicians can choose from to help you bring your ideas to life.  There is probably a bale of straw available as well if you need a little extra background for your seasonal arrangement.

She’s open and there’s no time like the present so go give it a “look see” and make yourself happy.  Cascade Gardens is located approximately a half mile west of Fairbury on Route 24 – look for those big white plant houses on the north side of the road and then you’ll see the big sign right next to the laneway leading up to your own, Fall Experience.  For you “beginners” this is a great place to start – one stop shopping with answers for your questions – go get em’!

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