Warm weather is here, and it should be safe to start gardening. We still could get a rare late frost so keep an eye on the weather, but that’s becoming more unlikely by the day! This time of year plants fly out of our greenhouses, so hurry in for the best selection of herbs, veggies, hanging baskets, premium annuals, and tropicals.
Many early spring bloomers are starting to show their color, such as fragrant Lilacs, colorful Rhododendrons and Azaleas, and bright Peonies. Perennials such as Evening Primrose, Dianthus, Columbines, and Irises are coming into bloom as well. To keep your garden colorful throughout the whole season, it’s best to plant a mix of perennial and shrubs with spring, summer, and fall interest as well as annuals that will bloom all summer long! We carry a wide selection of annual flats ideal for beds as well as many premium annuals ideal for containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes.
Our greenhouses are feeling a little claustrophobic this time of year. Tropical plants have arrived such as Hibiscus, Gardenia, Palms, Mandevilla, Dipladenia, Fiddleaf Figs, and more. Our tropical fruit trees such as Lemons, Limes, Olives, and other Citrus have also arrived. Hopefully the cold weather has passed, but wait for temperatures above 50 at night 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.
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!