What to do Now!

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Favorite planters get a red, white and blue burst of color when you plant petunias, verbena, salvia and other ‘RWB’ summer flowering annuals. Stop by, we’ll show you some amazing colorful, patriotic combinations. No time to plant? Our patriotic planters are ‘grab and go’.

Are you growing leaf lettuces? Enjoy their outer leaves and let the core continue to produce more leaves until the heat of summer arrives.

Time to plant all summer veggies in the garden – eggplant, tomato, pepper, summer squash, cucumber and more. You’ve waited long enough; get growin’!

Time to give your houseplants a summer vacation outdoors! Shady locations, with some morning sun, are preferable. Never place your houseplants in the hot sun. They, too, will sunburn. Ouch!

Is there a fungus among us? Powdery mildew is making its yearly appearance in many gardens and landscapes. (Just think back to all the rainy weather we’ve had lately.) Learn more.

The wait is over; it’s time to plant tropicals in the garden. ‘Fresh from Florida’ Hibiscus, Mandevilla, Croton, and more have arrived from The Sunshine State’!

Remember to stake or cage taller varieties of tomatoes at the time of planting.

Put the salt shaker down and plant some herbs. Containers or directly in the garden, herbs can spice up your life – naturally!

Need to mulch landscape beds? Remember, only 2-3 inches of mulch is needed. Helpful hints: do not apply mulch around or over the crowns of plants, and never volcano mulch!

Don’t guess; soil test! Gardeners-in-the-know will have their soil tested before they do any spring planting. Learn more.

What’s going on in the late May garden?