We have turned another corner in the gardening season. We leave behind spring and head into the summer months, changing our gardening behavior. There are a good many of us who have got much, if not all, of our planting done. In fact for a good portion they’re a couple months in and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. But don’t fret if you are like me when I was in college, banging out that term paper the night before it was due, thinking it was too late. It’s almost never too late to plant something! We still have a good selection of plant material you can work with. Especially towards the beginning of the month when we still have pony pack annuals and vegetables. We begin to supplement these items with larger potted annuals and perennials, think gallon size, to spot garden. We’ve heard the stories of the vacationing gardeners coming back to gardens that were essentially ignored by their house sitters. (If you’re a house sitter and your reading this I’m pretty sure we’re talking about someone else and not you.) All kidding aside, there is no need to panic at least for now. It is true that we carry more of the sun loving drought tolerant plants to acquiesce to the demands of the orange beast that hovers above. Marigolds, Vinca, Verbena, Rudbeckia, and Salvia tend to be available and they don’t mind the heat. As mentioned earlier we have increased the availability of gallon annuals and perennials. The salvias like the radio red and give your garden an instant splash of color. You’re not beholden to red, as many of the Rudbeckia offer bright yellow and oranges. Admittedly there isn’t as much to choose from for the shade lovers. Usually Coleus, Lamium, Heuchera, Anenomies, and Hosta are available during this month. Occasionally there still might be some pony pack impatiens kicking around but usually only in the early part of the month. Oh, and for the ladies we invite you to our Ladies Night June 19th from 4:00 to 7:00. Appetizers, wine, and special sales greet you as you wander about enjoying a summer evening here at the greenhouses. It’s a nice way to kick off summer, enjoying an evening out with the benefit of a bargain or two. Help us celebrate another turn of a season. We appreciate you!
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