Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's time to start planning your spring containers!

Annuals are in and Mother's Day is around the corner! According to the Cornell Cooperative website, May 10th is the official frost free date for us in Rosendale, NY. Check the map for the frost free date in your area and plan to put out your annuals and hanging baskets accordingly.

There are a few annuals that can take colder temperatures than others. If you just can't wait any longer try these varieties:
Just as cool weather crops like spinach and broccoli rabe benefit from early spring conditions, so too will ornamental annuals like Calibrachoa, Bacopa, Petunias, Osteospermum and Argyranthemum. For annuals like Diascia and Nemesia the cool weather is the time of their peak performance.

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