Posts Tagged ‘bedding plants’
Spring is here!
And we have a lot to choose from to color up your Easter weekend.
Please remember that it is still a little early to plant your tomatoes and other vegetables with out taking the chance that a late frost will kill them.
However you can plant bedding plants like petunias, dianthus, wave petunias, ageratum, alyssum, marigolds, lantana, dahlias, snapdragons and a bunch of other annuals. You can also plant perennials, trees and shrubs. If we do get a late frost, it may “bite” the plants (that means kill the bloom or new growth; they will turn brown or black), but you can clean them off and the plants should survive. If we get a late hard freeze, you will need to protect your plants with a sheet, blanket or bucket as best you can. A hard freeze of 28 degrees or less will cause significant damage or will kill most plants that are not established.
The sun is still shining, and we are loving every warm minute of it! Why it’s been so pretty and warm here lately, we’ve almost forgotten about Snowmaggedon that seemed to linger forever just a few short weeks ago. We’ve even replaced our coats and gloves with short sleeve t-shirts and sunglasses! And I, myself, have witnessed the more daring and brave locals don shorts and flip-flops as they bask in the sun’s inviting glow. After all that time cooped up inside, it’s no wonder that this weather change has us all out and ready to play in our gardens.
The Cole Crops have been mighty popular this week and seem to be flying off the shelves as quickly as we stock them. But we still have plenty of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts to go around. And the avid gardeners out there are snatching up tomatoes and peppers too, tho you really shouldn’t plant them outside until after Easter. We also just got in our Muscadines, which can be planted right now.
But we are really excited about our new stock of Fruit Trees and Perennials!!! Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums!!! Can you say Yum, Yum??? And we currently have over 25 Different Perennials in stock too! Add that to the breath-taking Spring Bedding Plants that are in full bloom, and you’ve got yourself a virtual buffet of Spring Treats to keep you busy in your garden for hours on end.
So come on, break out those short-sleeved shirts and go dig in the dirt! It’s fun, we promise!!!