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Spring garden clean up, opening date, new plants added
March 06, 2020

Spring Garden Clean Up

The weather is gorgeous right now and everyone is thinking about going out to the garden and do some early spring cleaning up of the dead grasses and leaf debris.

But believe me when I say it's too early!

There are a lot of beneficial insects that are sleeping in all that debris. Insects you will be thankful for in a few months that will destroy the bad bugs that eat your plants and spread diseases.

So please what until the day time tempts stay above 50 degree F, that’s 10 degree C. It’s usually about the beginning to end of April.

That gives the sleeping beneficial insects a chance to wake up and start hunting the bad bugs. Read more about the beneficial bugs in your garden and which ones are the bad bugs here.

BTW, I plan on starting my plant sales the first weekend in May (weather permitting). So mark it on your calendar!

Here is a sneak preview of some new additions that we will have this year. They will go fast but you, being a subscriber to my newsletter will get first chance at them.

Some vegetables and fruit:

  • Asparagus
  • Rhubarb
  • Horseradish
  • Tomatoes

That’s along with strawberries, elderberries, blackberries, White Pearl Currants, Jostaberries, Gooseberries, Quince and a couple different kinds of raspberries.

New plants that we are adding:

  • Euonymus
  • Bluebeard
  • Potentilla
  • Pink Pussy Willow
  • Japanese Marigold
  • Honeysuckle

Along with everything we had last year.

We will also have a lot of new perennials. Just a few we will have are:

  • Peonies
  • Lungwort (for shade)
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Astilbe (for shade)
  • Brunnera
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Some fancy Daylilies
  • A few new Hostas, some very large plus Blue Mouse Ears which is very small
  • Bee Balm
  • Phlox
  • Some really cool Irises
  • Goat’s Beard (for shade)
  • Catmint
  • Lavender
  • Russian /sage
Plus lots more!

For more plants that we are offering check out my website.

And if you’re not already following me on Facebook please do. It’s a great way to see what I’m doing in the Nursery.

This is going to be an exciting year, can’t wait to see you there!

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