We're almost there! Spring weather is on the horizon, but then it's not. It snowed on Tuesday! The ground seems ready to be cleaned and raked. Perennials that were left up for the winter can be cut back and refreshed. You will know when the soil is workable for in ground planting when it balls up but still crumbles like a perfect cookie dough, not too wet, not too dry.
- Cool weather annuals like pansies, grasses and ivy can take a light frost. Stick with those in containers for now.
- Cool weather veggies, including cole crops, potatoes and onions, can be planted as soon as the soil is workable. It's time, people.
- Perennials have started to roll in the door and will be tempered to take a chill, but a good frost could knock back early blooms.
- Annuals, fresh from our growing range, are ready to be shipped and will start appearing on our bench tops this week.
- Hanging baskets have a couple weeks of grow time in the cozy greenhouse before they should be purchased. They really love it in the greenhouse right now.
- Tropical plants are all loaded up and ready to ship our direction, but will be too chilly until night temps rise.