Our greenhouses are feeling a little claustrophobic this time of year. Tropical plants have arrived such as Hibiscus, Gardenia, Palms, and more with even more to come! The weather is still a bit too chilly for cold sensitive annuals and tropicals to thrive outside. Wait for temperatures above 50 to put your plants outdoors and keep an eye on the weather for frosts! Until the weather improves, annuals, tropicals, or veggies can be kept temporarily in a sunny, warm spot in your home. Western Pennsylvania could experience frosts up until mid-May or later. Newly planted perennials, shrubs, and trees may suffer some mild frost damage on leaves or flowers but should survive. Cold weather veggies like kale, broccoli, celery, rhubarb, cabbage, and more will also survive frosts!
Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, and whether you mom is an avid gardener or has a black thumb, Quality Gardens is sure to have the perfect gift for her. We grow thousands of annual hanging baskets for sun or shade in a varying array of sizes, colors, and habits, plus dozens of annual combo planters that are blooming and ready to go! Beautiful Amstel Begonias are a Mother’s Day favorite with long-lasting, vibrant clusters of flowers in oranges, yellows, pinks, reds, and whites. Spruce up the garden with gazing globes, metal garden decor, wind chimes, or outdoor pottery. Give the soothing scents of spring with essential oils & diffusers from rareEssence or perfumes & scented sprays from Cashmere Kiss. Or give Mom a Quality Gardens gift card so she can come pick something out herself!
Celebrate the start of spring with us at Quality Gardens’ Annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 21st, starting at 11AM and going until 3PM. Featuring live music, spring savings, and our greenhouse and nursery stocked to the gills with annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, shrubs, trees, and more. Enter a raffle to win any tree under $110 and receive a small gift with every purchase. Save on select outdoor pottery! All pottery marked with a yellow dot will be 33% off the original price during the Open House. We hope you can join us!
Get started on your garden! Cool weather crops like kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and more thrive in early spring weather and make a great start to the season. Or add to your herb garden with dozens of varieties of herbs such as parsley, cilantro, dill, mint, sage, or thyme. Plus, our blooming pansies and violas are ready to be planted outside in containers or beds.
More nursery stock is arriving every day, and early spring bloomers from Rhododendrons to Japanese Pieris to Redbuds are beginning to shine. Plus, dozens of fruit trees from Peaches to Plums to Pears to Apples starting at $59.99. Our landscaping crew can help with spring clean-up, delivery, and installs, so let us know what you need done!
We’re all probably feeling a little anxious for the weather to finally warm up and spring to start. Not long now! In just over a month, the weather should be nice enough to plant up annual beds and veggie gardens. In the meantime, cold tolerant flowers like pansies and violas can brighten your containers and beds and crops such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, beets, and more can be started in the garden.
Mark your calendars! Quality Gardens’ Spring Open House will be held Saturday, April 21st. We’re as anxious for spring to start as you are! Our growers are very busy this time of year planting and caring for thousands of annual and perennial plants which will be full grown by the time warm weather returns.
As this year’s nursery stock begins to arrive, let us know if you have any landscaping plans this spring! Whether you’re in need of spring cleanup and mulching, installation of new trees and shrubs, or a full landscape design, we can help. Spring planting can be started when the ground is workable and thawed enough to dig a hole.
Though the weather doesn’t feel like it, the official start of spring is in less than a week, and Easter isn’t too far off either! Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are coming up fast, blue, pink, purple, and white Hydrangeas are gaining color, and primroses, violas, and more are in full bloom. Plus, bring home some luck with Green or Purple Shamrocks this St. Patrick’s Day.
If you need a cure for your spring fever, the Glass House and greenhouses are always toasty warm no matter the weather. Pick up some seeds for early indoor sowing or check out tons of new spring decor ideas with more arriving all the time!