With the cool, wet weather, we are seeing many fungal issues on plants and in lawns. Powdery mildew on ornamental plants and grass, and mushrooms taking over gardens are some of the most noticeable. Spencer’s has the Ferti•lome fungicidal solutions your lawn and garden needs!
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Our trucks keep arriving from the Western Slope and we have a bounty of goodness for you! Field ripened Tomatoes, Olathe Corn, Plums (purple, yellow and blood varieties) watermelon, Rocky Ford cantaloupe, Palisade peaches, honeyrock, yams, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, green beans, okra, yellow squash, zucchini squash, colored bell peppers, Bartlett Pears, limes, & lemons!
The sweet relief of cooler weather is every gardener’s dream in summer. We recommend you spend a few moments to fertilize your lawn with Ferti•lome’s Classic Lawn Food. It is specially formulated with slow-release nitrogen so it won’t burn your lawn when things heat back up again. Remember to fertilize every 6-8 weeks during the growing season! Ferti•lome is the superior choice for fertilizing to achieve a lush green lawn since it is specifically formulated for our climate. Stop in today for the very best lawn care products available!
Spencer’s was proud to be included in the Perennial Plant Association’s 20th Anniversary International Symposium Tour! Growers, industry professionals and private business owners join together each year for seminars, activities and tours. The Symposium, held in Denver, Colorado, featured a charter bus tour of various stops of interest in Colorado Springs including Garden of the Gods, CSU Extension Demonstration Gardens, and Spencer’s. We hosted many guests, some from as far as Canada, New Zealand, Israel, and all over the United States! We were fortunate to be included in the tour. Thank you, PPA, for your support! Perennial Plant Association!
Stop by and pick up your COLORADO GROWN produce! Our Tejon market has Zucchini, Green Tomatoes, Lemons, Limes, Apricots and the first of the PALISADE PEACHES! Be sure to grab your share of Colorado Cherries! We have a very slim supply and once they’re gone, they’re gone! We also have Wimberger’s Bakery rolls and pretzels!
Tomato troubles? We can help! Here’s what we’re seeing locally right now.
Here is an example of “catfacing.” It is most likely caused by environmental factors, specifically cold weather during time of blossoming. Larger varieties of fruit are most often affected. The first fruits of the season are generally the worst affected. Not much can be done to prevent this during this part of the season and hopefully these can still be ripened and eaten!
If your tomatoes have brown, mushy bottoms like this, most likely you’ve got a calcium deficiency. A deficiency like this is causes Blossom End Rot – treat today with Yield Booster (liquid) or Calcium Nitrate (granular). Avoid nitrogen-heavy fertilizers which can exacerbate the problem, water regularly, and mulch well. Fluctuations in soil moisture can also contribute to Blossom End Rot.
Got a question? We’d love to help you troubleshoot and solve your gardening problems anytime! Bring in pictures of your plants or, even better, samples of any problems you’re experiencing in your gardens.
Colorado Produce Season is fast approaching! We are proud to bring you fresh and delicious COLORADO GROWN produce from the Western Slope! Check in often to see what’s new! As always, our Market is open 7 days a week!
***Closed on July 4***
At our Tejon Market, we have: COLORADO Peas, Yellow Straightneck Squash, Eight Ball Squash, Peaches, Bing Cherries & Rainier Cherries, Beets, Cilantro, & Turnips!
Mmm! Our blueberry bushes are getting ripe and it’s got us in a pie frame of mind. We have plenty of fruiting bushes and grape vines to entice your palate while we wait for produce season to kick off. Check back often to know exactly when our Farmer’s Market at our Fountain location will begin for the year!
ART POLES ARE IN! We are so excited to offer an exciting new addition to our already beautiful Art Pole line! “The Lyric Project” features original artwork by Stephanie Burgess and lyrics from McCartney and Lennon! As we unpack these fantastic poles, we can’t help but sing the songs featured on each unique design. Stop in to see the most unique and beautiful designs to add color to your space! Sizes range from 6′ down to 20″, there’s a perfect one waiting for you. The question is, can you pick just one???