Fall Garden Confessions

IMG_0809Dear Friends of Forest Lake Greenhouses,

We have a confession to make.  There is no secret to growing a great garden.  There is no right way or wrong way to have a flower garden.  The best way is your way and what works for you and your family.  Our way of gardening is very simple and we don’t keep it a secret.  We like to see pretty flowers when we come home from work. As soon as we pull up the drive, there is a couple of nice clay pots filled with yellow garden mums on either side of the driveway.  The pots have saucers underneath to hold a little extra water so we don’t have to water so much.  A small flowerbed by the garage backdoor is where we have our purple pepper plants and orange marigolds planted.  This is after Tim and I had the big discussion on which color to plant – I wanted orange and purple this year - end of discussion!  I hang a small fall wreath on the garage door.  Every day we come home, we enjoy seeing our flowers blooming.  It is an easy flower garden to maintain.

Need to figure out the best way for you to grow flowers this Fall?  Our friendly staff of gardening experts is ready to make it happen for you.  Come on out and see us!  We will all do our very best to help you grow your best fall garden ever! 

We’ll see you in the Fall garden!
Tim and Lisa King


What's Growing on in Tim and Lisa's Garden

We’re planting pansies and violas in our porch and patio pots.  Add height and interest with our  goldilocks, trailing evergreen wire vine, and specialty grasses.

Decorate for the season and make an entrance. Place some fresh mums, marigolds and pumpkins on the front porch.  Add a little height with our colorful crotons and ornamental grasses.

If you like to enjoy beautiful cool weather while enjoying the garden, fall is for you because it really is the best time to plant.  Shrubs, trees, perennials, perennial herbs, daylilies, and ornamental grasses should all be planted now.  The plants will have the fall, winter and early spring seasons to firmly establish their root systems.  A plant with good roots will provide a beautiful show next spring and then you get to reap the rewards.

Cool off your bulbs.  It’s time to put hyacinths and tulip bulbs in the refrigerator now.  Leave them in there for several weeks.  The extra cooling will help produce bigger and better blooms for next spring.

Forest Lake Greenhouse Fall Events


Welcome Fall! Stop by and enjoy the season with us.  Bring the kids to see the Great Big Pumpkin. Let them pick their favorite pumpkin from our pumpkin patch while you enjoy selecting your favorite color of pansies and mums. We make it easy and fun to get back in the garden and get ready for fall! We greatly appreciate your support of our family business and look forward to helping you have a beautiful fall.

Now celebrating 25 years of growing great gardens!
We'll see you in the Fall garden!

Gardening Online

Have a question or need additional gardening information? Check out or website and please E-mail us anytime. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Call on us anytime you need to send someone special something special. Our blooming basket arrangements are perfect for birthdays, get well, sympathy or celebrations. We deliver to hospitals, funeral homes, private residences and businesses.

Let us Host it for you..

Forest Lake Greenhouses will host your Garden Club, Book Club or any organizational meeting.

Our greenhouses provide a beautiful blooming background for you to enjoy while getting your club business done.  We can even do a planting demonstration, a behind–the–scenes tour of our growing facility, or a mini hands-on workshop.  You decide!  Just give us a call for more details and we’ll help you arrange your date.

Did you Know?

Forest Lake Greenhouses rents ferns and assorted tropical plants like palms and peace lilies for weddings and other special occasions. Call us for price quotes.

Forest Lake Greenhouses pays extra to recycle our cardboard. Our office staff uses both the front and back of our copy paper as much as possible. We recycle our in house aluminum cans and printer cartridges. We encourage and promote a “re-use refuse” attitude amongst all our staff so that we may sustain the environment for our future gardening friends.


Garden Mums

Add a little color to your life without spending a fortune. They’re easy to enjoy, perennial and easy to decorate with. They’ll make you want to celebrate fall!

8" Jumbo Pots
5 Pots for $25.00 or
$5.99 each


Mama’s Montauk Daisies

Perfect fall plant if you need something white on the porch! They come back next spring, too!

8" Jumbo Pots
3 Pots for $23.00 or
$7.99 each

Zebra Grass

Perennial Ornamental Grasses

Bryan has done a great job this year in our nursery department. We have lots of varieties available. Maybe make room for two!

All size pots
Starting at $7.99