Collier's Garden Scoop
March 2022
Celebrating 25 Years
1997 - 2022
This month we are celebrating our 25th year in business! We of course could not have made it this far without our customers- thank you for your support through these last two and a half decades. We look forward to many more years of helping you grow your garden!

Come celebrate with us
this Saturday, March 19th
(details below):
Spring Hours
Monday - Saturday from 9 to 5
Open until 5:30 Mon - Sat
beginning Monday, March 21st
Now open Sundays from 1 to 5
The spring planting season
is just around the corner!

What to Plant Now:
While we still have a few weeks to go before all threat of cold nights has passed, March is a great time to get started on container gardens and small annual beds that can be protected if a late freeze occurs. There are several early-spring annuals that will tolerate a light freeze (down to 28 degrees), including alyssum, bacopa, dianthus, dusty miller, euphorbia, geraniums, lobelia, marigolds, million bells, osteospermum, petunias and snapdragons. It's still an excellent time to plant any tree, shrub, vine or groundcover. During March, our perennial and herb selection expands quickly and most of these are fine to plant now.

What Not to Plant Now:
There are a few annuals that will droop immediately if exposed to cold soil or temps, so it is best (for the plant and your wallet) to wait until the threat of frost is past to plant these: angelonia, begonias, caladiums, coleus, impatiens, lantana, pentas, sweet potato vine, torenia, vinca, basil & tomatoes.

The average last frost in central Alabama is March 20th.
The latest recorded frost in our area was April 23rd;
however, it's usually safe to plant all annuals by April 15th.
COLLIER'S NURSERY | 2904 OLD ROCKY RIDGE ROAD 35243 | 205-822-3133