Spring Planting Service begins in May
My Spring Planting Service for container gardens begins on May 16th - weather permitting. I’m starting a little bit later this year because my daughter, Amelia, is graduating from Colorado Mesa University (HOORAY!). We’ll be attending her commencement ceremony and I don’t want to possibly leave any plants unattended, so I’ve decided to wait until we get back to get started. If you would like to be on my planting schedule (and haven’t contacted me already), give me a call or email me.
When the weather is nice, we often get antsy to get the flowers in our containers but I implore you to wait until mid to late May. As we've seen this past week, spring weather in Colorado is very fickle! Just like keeping a chick in the incubator, it's best to keep your little plants at the greenhouse for as long as possible. The nursery provides an ideal climate for young plants ensuring they will grow to be big and beautiful!
Many people have a quaint idea of the tradition of planting their container gardens on Mother’s Day. It seems like such a sweet idea, but often it doesn’t work out here in Northern Colorado. For the past two years we’ve had a freeze on or right after Mother’s Day. Two years ago, we had 6” of snow! This year, Mother’s Day is especially early; it will be May 8th. The plants and flowers we typically place in container gardens are tropical plants. While the provide us with beautiful summer blossoms. they're generally not tolerant of cold weather. Perhaps a gift certificate for plants would be in order this year. On the other hand, if you're planting shrubs or hardy perennials in the yard, feel free to do that when the weather is nice and once the soil is warm and not too muddy.
I continue to offer Landscape Design Services specifically for the do-it-yourself homeowner. Save money by doing the work yourself and enjoy that sense of accomplishment that comes from a job well done. Contact me to get your plan started!
One final reminder, I still pay for referrals! Refer a friend to Patio Plants Unlimited or for a Landscape Design and receive a $25 discount or nursery gift card.
2016 Newsletter Topic
This year, I’ll be writing about my favorite subject: PLANTS! Each month I’ll feature an annual, perennial and flowering shrub which will be flowering during that month. If you ever want to look back at previous newsletter articles, I keep an archive on my website.