As southern Idaho’s premier Garden Center since 1971, Franz Witte knows the ins and outs of Idaho’s seasons and the many types of weather that come along with them. So as we delve into fall, it’s time to start thinking about what kinds of plants will thrive in the Treasure Valley during this time of year. The Franz Witte Garden Center has every type of plant you could want, plus many fun fall festivals, events, and workshops to keep you coming back to this garden store for more than just plant essentials.
Fall Festivals and Workshops at Franz Witte
Franz Witte Gardening Center is more than a nursery, it’s an experience. As such, Franz Witte in Nampa welcomes their community to enjoy the fun of fall at one of their many free festivals!
Festivals at Franz Witte this Fall
Labor Day Festival
Over Labor Day weekend, from September 1st – 5th, 2022 Franz Witte hosts its Labor Day Festival, complete with a fall sale that starts on Thursday of Labor Day weekend. This annual Fall Sale is a gardener’s dream, with the best deals on plants as well as live music and food trucks to keep you energized while you shop.
Southwest Idaho Dahlia Society Dahlia Show
On September 10th, 2022 from 9 am–6 pm, Franz Witte hosts the Southwest Idaho Dahlia Society’s Dahlia Show! This local chapter of the non-profit American Dahlia Society was established last year to celebrate dahlias and promote education about these tubers that bloom in late summer. Come see a beautiful display of dahlias and learn from members of the society–all for free!
Fall & Gourd Festival with the Idaho Gourd Society
This free, four-day extravaganza from September 22nd – 25th is a partnership between the Idaho Gourd Society and Franz Witte Garden Center. If you love all things fall, this festival is for you! An assortment of arts, crafts, and gifts will be available as well as demonstrations by members of the Idaho Gourd Society. Like all festivals at Franz Witte Garden Center, there will be live music, food trucks, and, of course, gardening items and plants for purchase.
Pumpkin Patch and Halloween
Each year, Franz Witte Garden Centers in Nampa and McCall celebrate Halloween by opening a Pumpkin Patch for all to enjoy!
Seasonal Workshops at Franz Witte
Always looking to provide fun education around gardening, Franz Witte Garden Center hosts workshops several times a year. This fall, sign up for “The Science of Fall Gardening with the Idaho Plant Doctor” from 11 am–12 pm on Saturday, October 1st. The cost is just $5 and you’ll get an introductory class from Sierra Laverty, a 6th-generation Idahoan and professional horticulturist, about common fall gardening questions regarding planting, pruning, landscaping, and preparing plants for winter.
Bonsai for Beginners Class & Maintenance Workshop
Interested in adopting your first Bonsai tree? Curious how to provide proper maintenance for your established Bonsai? Franz Witte is offering a Beginners Bonsai class on October 8th from 12 pm - 3pm. Immediately following is their Bonsai Maintenance Workshop from 3 pm - 5pm.
Franz Witte’s Halloween Festival
Join the crew at Franz Witte in Nampa for this spooky two-day event with all the haunted home decor and petrifying pumpkins your home could need. Dreadfully delicious food will be served, and you can join in on their wicked workshops and shop fall favorite annuals. Happening October 8th and 9th from 9 am - 6 pm.
What to Plant This Fall in The Treasure Valley
It may seem counterintuitive to head from the warm, sunny days of summer into fall and start planting new plants, but fall truly is a perfect time for planting! Though plants are starting to get ready for winter, the ground is still warm and many plants can get extra root growth. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and grasses before winter or to put fresh plants in outdoor pots for a nice fall look.
Get Ready for the Holidays at Franz Witte
Whether you’re celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, or a winter holiday, Franz Witte Garden Center’s greenhouse and gift shop in Nampa has lots of decor options, both plant and non! For those looking to bring a bit of green indoors in the winter, you can buy holiday plants like Christmas cactus, poinsettia, anthurium, or Amaryllis. The Garden Center also has great gifts like scented candles, birdfeeders, mugs, cutting boards, and more.
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