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Klein’s 2019 Holiday Open House Weekend…

…is November 22 thru November 24.  Enter a winter wonderland filled with our homegrown poinsettias, holiday plants and gift ideas.  Let us inspire you with our extensive collection of gift ideas and ornaments for all your decorating needs.

Receive Double Rewards Points on All Applicable Purchases on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 23-24)!  (Visit kleinsfloral.com/loyalty-program/ to sign up if you are not currently a member of our Rewards Program)

 

WEEKEND EVENTS INCLUDE:
On Friday, November 22 from 5:00-8:00 join us for our HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEK SALE when everything in the store will be 20% OFF the the current price (including clearance priced merchandise)! 
Enlighten your senses as you step into our warm and cozy greenhouses.  The serene beauty of being in the greenhouses after dark is a truly unique experience.  Surround yourself with the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays!
On Saturday, November 23 and on Sunday, November 24  join us for the following workshop:
From 10:00-12:00 & from 1:00-3:00-Design & Create Outdoor Holiday Containers with fresh pine greens, branches, berries and all the traditional (and not-so-traditional) holiday baubles, bangles and beads.  Oodles of pre-made containers will be available or make your own on site.  Bring your own empty container(s) or purchase one of ours and we’ll get you started.  A 12″ container will be provided ($5 discount if you provide your own).  Cost is $40 and can go up depending on additional greens and accessories.  There will be additional cost for containers larger than 12″.  Advance sign up is required. Please call the store (608) 244-5661 or email [email protected] if interested in taking part.
Saturday, November 23:
From 2:30-3:30 – By popular request, come and join Darcy as she teaches a step-by-step bow making class in which participants will be able to create their own beautiful bows.  There is no fee associated with this class and please invite your friends and family to join us. If you are interested in participating in the bow making class, please either bring at least five yards of wired ribbon or purchase some from our selection on the day.
AND on Sunday, November 24:
Family Holiday Photos with Leigh Anna Photography from 10 am – 2 pm.  Cost is $25 and includes the sitting and digital images. Pets are welcome!  Prints are available to purchase as well. Payment due at time of sitting (cash, check or credit card).  Please sign up for a time by emailing [email protected]
From 1:30-4:30-Photos With Santa. Kids of all ages and pets are welcome too!  BYOC (Bring your own camera!)  No cost, no sign up necessary.

Spring Bulbs Are Now 25% Off With a Great Selection Remaining!!

We have all of your favorites–tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, alliums–and a few not-so-well known treasures for your garden.  November is a perfect time to plant your spring bulbs (planting too can early promote premature leaf growth) and nothing could be more uplifting after a long winter than crocus, snowdrops and winter aconite blossoms peeking through the snow come spring.  Allow the Klein’s staff to share planting tips and ideas to keep those pesky squirrels from digging up those newly planted bulbs.  And for indoor blooms, don’t forget a few hyacinths, paperwhites and amaryllis (arriving mid-October) for indoor forcing.  We carry a lovely assortment of forcing glasses, vases and decorative pottery.  Forced bulbs make for a n inexpensive and treasured holiday gift.  Any bulb questions?  Don’t forget our Mad Gardener @ [email protected]!

***Please note that amaryllis, paperwhites and forcing hyacinth bulbs and holiday bulb gift boxes are not included in this sale.

Amaryllis & Paperwhite Bulbs Are Now in Stock…

…for forcing and holiday gift giving. Choose from our large selection of bulbs direct from Holland, South Africa and Israel.  For holiday blooms, mid- to late October is the perfect time to pot up our Christmas amaryllis.  Paperwhites (choose from a half dozen varieties!) are started in early to mid-November for holiday blooms.  Gift boxes, hyacinth starting glasses and bulbs and all supplies for indoor bulb forcing are now in stock. Ask our staff or email our [email protected] for instructions and bulb forcing tips.

Thank You For Nominating Klein’s For Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison…

. . . AND you’ve nominated us in two categories…Best Florist and Best in Lawn, Garden & Landscape!

Voting runs through October 31. Please go to https://www.channel3000.com/…/best-of-madison-2…/1097242432… to lend your support and show the world that we are Madison’s very best in service and selection! You can only vote once in any category per email address.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to vote Klein’s among Madison’s Best and please share above link with friends and family.

Garlic Bulbs From Seed Savers Exchange Are Now 25% Off!

Choose from our fantastic selection of Seedsavers garlic: Broadleaf Czech, Chesnok Red, Early Purple Italian, Elephant, German Extra Hardy, German Red, Inchelium Red & Music.

How To Grow Garlic
This culinary staple is rarely propagated from seeds. Instead a few aromatic bulbs of garlic are saved from the harvest and replanted year after year.

Time Of Planting
Plant garlic in the fall, usually between September 15 and November 30, after the first light frost of the year.

Spacing Requirements
Keep bulbs intact until right before planting. Break bulbs into individual cloves and plant the largest, healthiest looking cloves with the basal plate – the point where the cloves attached to the bulb – down and the pointed shoot-end up, 6-8 inches apart. Cover with 2 inches of soil and a 6-inch layer of mulch.

Time To Germination
Cloves may begin to sprout through the mulch in 4-8 weeks, depending on the variety and the weather conditions in your region. Do not be concerned. The plants may suffer some frost or a light freeze and still survive the weather.

Special Considerations
Garlic plants must be vernalized (overwintered) in order for their bulbs to develop. Do not remove mulch in the spring; it helps control weeds, preserve moisture and provides nutrients as it decomposes.

When garlic shoots begin to emerge in early spring, ensure even soil moisture by supplying 1 inch of water per week throughout the growing season. Garlic does not compete well with weeds so keep weeds under control early to ensure a bountiful harvest. Scapes are the curly flower stems that often form as the garlic matures. Cut or break them off after they are 10 inches long and reserve them for eating.

Common Pests And Diseases
Garlic can suffer damage from nematodes, botrytis rot, and white rot. However, the biggest threat to garlic is weeds. Keep your garlic bed clean and make sure to plant garlic in well-fertilized, loose soil.

When And How To Harvest
Harvest after 3 or 4 leaves have died back and there are still 5 or 6 green leaves remaining on the plant – sometime in June or July depending on the year and your climate. Do not wait too long or the bulbs will begin to separate in the ground. Loosen the soil with a shovel or pitchfork and then dig the garlic carefully. Do not pull the stalk or it will separate from the bulb. Gently brush most of the dirt off. Tie plants in a bundle of 6-8 plants and hang in a shaded, dry, well-ventilated shed or garage. Leave plants hanging for 4-6 weeks so that bulbs can cure.

Storing
After thoroughly drying, trim off the roots and cut the stalks off about 1 ½ inches from the bulb. Store in net bags. For optimum storage, hang in an area with 45-55 percent humidity and a temperature of 50-70 degrees F. Hold back your nicest bulbs for replanting.

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