With Memorial Day this Monday on May 25th, it almost seems too early as the traditional Memorial Day or Decoration Day as it was once known was celebrated the 30th of May.
You should be in full swing in planting your garden now, although it’s a good idea to think about gardening extending much later in the year by planting cool weather crops such as swiss chard, parsnips, turnips, lettuce and kale among others in mid to late August to harvest late in the fall and even in winter if the plants are covered with straw to keep their crowns from freezing such being the case with parsnips and carrots.
If your going to the cemetery to pay respect to your loved ones who have passed on, we have potted combination pots or potted blooming plants such as roses that you can take home later and plant. To save some money we’ll even show you how to make your own container of mixed flowers so that the combination has a center, a filler and a spiller!
We still have some vegetables and herbs that you may want to check out that includes the herb stevia that is a natural substitute for sugar and one that per unit of weight is much sweeter than sugar so that you use much less.
Stevia derivatives have now been approved by the Federal Government for use as a sweetener in soft drinks!
It’s still not too late to plant your favorite trees or shrubs as we have them already dug up or potted and ready to go so that their root systems are not disturbed by digging out of the field.
The Korean Lilacs are still in bloom with their heavenly fragrance permeating the whole nursery so that they are the tail end of the strong, sweet fragrances of spring until the Sweet Bay Magnolias come into bloom with Clethra, known as the Sweet Pepper Bush, making itself known in July with its heavenly scent.
Stop in to look around and to say hello.