The days are getting shorter, the air is cooling and, as of this week, it is officially fall! There is so much that can be enjoyed and accomplished in your garden during this season—from adding and removing plants, to container gardening, to upgrading the soil. Tricia Hunt, co-owner of Millstone Market & Nursery, and Lisa Post Lawhead, the manager at Millstone, have made a fall gardening to-do list for us that makes even the most daunting tasks seem approachable and fun. Welcome Tricia and Lisa!

1. Plant shrubs and trees

Fall is an ideal time to plant shrubs and trees. Root growth occurs in the fall, and then you have a happy, larger plant in the spring.

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Tricia Hunt, co-owner of Millstone Market & Nursery, is about to plant some trees!

2. Decorate with customized containers featuring fall colors

Fall is a great time to entertain with the cooler weather, football games and holidays aplenty. Let Millstone Market & Nursery help you customize your containers, centerpieces, door baskets and wreaths. For your front porch, bushel-sized mums are perfect in any color.

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Creative fall containers.

3. Add seasonal ornaments

Spruce up your fairy garden with adorable fall and holiday embellishments.

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Fall and holiday embellishments at Millstone.

4. Prepare and plant

Prepare your beds! Plant pansies, violets and kale.

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Tricia has prepared this bed! And these bushel-sized mums would look great on your porch for fall.

5. Fertilize

Fertilizing in the fall is important, but put the focus on root stimulation with phosphorus.

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Tricia and Lisa demonstrate the importance of using a root stimulator.

Fall is an ideal time for enhancing, adorning and admiring your garden. If you need more advice as you grow your garden, contact Tricia and Lisa at

Meet Tricia

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Tricia Hunt


Tricia Hunt, co-­owner of Millstone Market & Nursery, located in Germantown, Tennessee, has been in the business for more than 25 years. She began the business out of her garage by hand finishing ornamental cast stone containers. From there, she began assisting her customers with all types of planting designs for these containers. Her love of gardening has since blossomed into specializing in the design and installation of hardscapes and softscapes utilizing the containers, statuary and fountains. Her patented patinas are now used by Campania, the nation’s leading supplier of cast stone.

She is also the buyer for the gift shop, which concentrates on home and garden accessories and containers, plus antique furniture and decor. Tricia is a native Memphian, is married to Dade Hunt and is the mother of three.


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