Questions from the garden center

With many gardeners chomping at the bit to get their annual plants and vegetables into the ground, there is an endless supply of questions from those visiting local greenhouses, nurseries and box stores.

Some gardeners rely on “wait until Memorial Day,” while others use Mother’s Day as a signal to begin planting. Of course, if one is planting perennials, shrubs or trees, they can be planted as soon as the ground thaws (which it was a while ago). As I continue my part-time nursery sales associate job at a local farm and greenhouse, I continue to get lots of questions on when to plant as well as some of the more frequent questions included here.

Grab your garden trowel and let’s dig in!

Dear Doug – My kids got me the prettiest hanging basket this year for Mother’s Day as they do each year. Last year, however, most of the

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