Mother’s Day weekend was quite busy not only for shopping for gifts for Mom, but also folks interested in landscaping their homes. The perennial house seems to be stocked well most of the time although its been quite a job to keep up with it!

And so it goes in the annual flower greenhouse as we keep pulling hanging baskets and potted flowers from the back. For things we don’t grow, new stocks of flats of flowers and vegetable plants have arrived, the roses (teas, floribundas, climbers) are finally on display, another load of tropicals from Florida and finally a new stock of Arborvitae and Green Giant Western Red Cedar have come in.

With last year’s mild winter, warranty claims have been few and far between and hopefully the spring rains will continue to help keep newly planted stock well watered.

This past week temperatures seem to have finally got on board with warmer days and cool nights that are typical of May so that gardeners with caution can plant heat-loving vegetable plants and tender flowers.

Can we now say it’s finally spring?