We have felt the heat this week. With temperatures hovering near 90 degrees for much of this week, it logically seems as though summer is rapidly approaching…not so fast! On Sunday, spring returns as does the seventy-degree temperatures. Those more seasonal air temperature sensations should continue through all of next week. My crystal ball remains partly cloudy beyond that. Rainfall for the upcoming days looks to be more of the ‘April Showers’ variety; it appears we are being spared the deluges occurring in the mid-west.
Cool weather and normal rainfall means planting conditions remain optimal. We have the selection of things you need to make your landscape and gardens look just right. There is always a great amount of interest in adding fruit/food producing plants to our landscapes. Berry plants represent one of the favorite groups for middle Tennessee gardens. Berry plants don’t simply produce fruit; they also add attractive appeal visually. Beauty as well as bounty can thrive in your home landscaping when you plant edible berries.
This Saturday, May 20, our very own, Adam Chapman will present
“Growing Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries in Middle TN.”
Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are some of the most successful fruit you can grow in Middle Tennessee. New cultivars – such as thornless blackberries, dwarf blueberries, everbearing raspberries – make them even easier to incorporate into your home landscaping design.
Adam will give you the basics on how to grow them successfully. Topics will include: selecting your plants, site location, soil preparation and amendments, pollination, fertilization and protecting your harvest from birds and flying monkeys (okay, flying monkeys are probably not an issue for you).
This talk is held here at Bates Nursery in “The GreenRoom” at 11:00 am. It is free, but space is limited. You can reserve a seat by signing up at the register, by calling 615-876-1014 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever your landscape priorities may be, we are here to help, remember to take photos of the areas in question, and bring them along.