For garden center folks, spring begins on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. That's because it is often considered the average last frost date and we bring in lots of blooming plants for the holiday. If you want more details on that elusive date check this link: "average last frost date". Just for fun, also peek at the new and improved "Plant Hardiness Map" for 2012. We are now in Zone 9a.
"They" say we are still in for some cold weather, which is probably true, but surely not bad cold weather. And doesn't a late cold snap in March make things exciting? Keep your frost cloth handy for a couple more weeks just to be safe.
Live blooming plants always make a better Valentine gift than cut flowers -- don't you agree? This weekend we are stocked with many, many beautiful blooming pots -- in all sizes and price ranges -- perfect for gifting (the wrap is free!) And don't forget: it's OK to give yourself some flowers, too -- you deserve it!
Join us this Saturday at 10 am for "Gardening Under Glass" a demonstration on creating terrariums, presented by our Jacob Martin. Should be fun! RSVP here. See link below for more info and come on down.
If you missed last week's Tomato Time with the Gunters, we are getting another shipment of heirloom tomato plants on Thursday (not sure the ETA). It was kinda rainy last week, but the intrepid, hard-core tomato people made an admirable showing!
Happy Valentines Day, y'all!