Archive for January, 2011

NOT TOO EARLY TOO BEGIN SPRING PLANTING

January 31, 2011

NOT TOO EARLY TOO BEGIN SPRING PLANTING

Ellen planted some early flowers to cheer up the view a bit on these winter days.   The primroses, daffodils and tulips, are some of the spring flowers that come on first, and are fairly tolerent of freezes between now and Spring.  These are a colorful variety of plants and long lasting.   They are economical as well and will provide weeks of color on your patio while waiting for the annuals to arrive.  Of course if it freezes down to single digits in February it is easy to take pots in or cover for protection.  When warmer weather arrives simply transplant your primroses and store your bulbs for fall planting.  Your pots will quickly be ready to welcome the creative arrangements of  the abundant varities of late spring and summer annuals that are so elegant and cheery. Go ahead and be brave, pick up some of those colorful plants at the supermarket on your next visit.  You will be glad you did!

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