Apparently, we have all decided, to not let fear and common sense disrupt our gardening plans. After a cold March, it is difficult to keep in mind that our average last frost date is April 6th (didn’t it used to be the 10th or the 15th?). Whatever date you use, it is important to remember that these dates are averages. There is nothing set in stone. So, is it safe to plant tender annuals now? Probably. Possibly. I’ll at least give you a definite maybe. With each passing day, the statistical probability of frost is reduced. That is good news. The only thing is; I’m pretty sure plants don’t pay attention to statistics…just temperatures.
As I gaze into my crystal ball, (the 10 day forecast) it looks as though there may be one night where the possibility of light frost occurs in low-lying rural areas, such as here at the nursery. Forecast lows for Saturday night may reach 37. Hopefully that is as cold as it gets. Remain vigilant weather-wise if you plant tender annuals; we’re not quite out of the woods yet.
I want to extend a thought of great appreciation to Deb P. Jones for creating & arranging the opportunity to be on The Weather Channel last week. Deb and her crew were extremely well prepared and professional (it's as though they’ve done this before!). They even made a guy like me, with a face for radio look pretty good. Special thanks to Chris Warren of TWC for his excellent on-camera work; and he’s a really good guy!
Our selection of plants continues to expand…even though we are near capacity. We have received shipments from Monrovia and Iseli nurseries; both nurseries feature a wide selection of the finest products grown. We feature a container-grown array second to none. Featuring such favorites as Otto Luyken laurel, KnockOut roses, conifers of extreme interest, Japanese maple, and much more! We have also received our tropicals, and of course, perennials, and annuals.
Open all weekend; Good Friday 8-6; Saturday 8-5; Easter Sunday Noon-4