As spring draws ever near,
the pace is picking up. This week we a completing a final thorough cleaning of
the lot, re-striping the bed lines, checking the air in the shopping cart tires
and greasing the wheels(hopefully , you won’t get a cart with a wheel that does
that wobbly thing). Starting Monday, we begin putting the plants back outside.
It is time to shift into gardening gear!
If you’re wondering whether we have tomato plants in yet, the answer is no. It is way-too early, but we will have an early selection soon, for the square foot gardening crowd and others who are prepared to give extra protection through the next month or so. We do have a complete selection of garden seed: heirlooms, hybrids as well as organics. We have organic garlic, onion sets, potatoes, asparagus and shallots. These are on-hand now for early gardeners.
While the enthusiasm associated with this time of year is difficult to contain, I will encourage you to use a degree of restraint; planting time is great for trees, shrubs and perennials. Flowering things other than pansies, violas and primrose should wait. Something that should not wait is trimming your liriope (monkey grass). Use your bagging push mower set at the highest setting. Not only will they all be trimmed nice and even, all of the clippings will be collected for you; makes great compost material. Liriope is beginning to push a bit in some areas; trim now to avoid clipping new growth.
We are looking to fill seasonal spring employment slots; specifically for point-of-sale clerks. If you have interest, experience (at least good computer skills) and the willingness to work weekends, we would love to hear from you. Seasonal sales clerks will have the benefit of incredible employee discounts while employed and hey, you get to work around a bunch of fun people! If you work seasonally in a retail environment during Christmas, we would love to establish a long-term recurring seasonal work relationship, in addition to our current one!
Beginning Monday February 27th we will be open from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday; we begin opening on Sundays March 18th.
We look forward to seeing you soon,