In preparation for last night's record breaking cold, we huddled our citrus into our main shelter and fired up three heating sources. We hope everyone's pipes and plants made it through the night without injury! Is it going to get this cold again this season? Well, who really knows? But as the weeks progress and you begin to stick your hoe in the garden, remember that we have row covers and other frost protective items.
We are beginning to get tree and shrub deliveries! A beautiful selection of arbor vitae, along with some very nice smoke trees came in this week. We also got an order of gardening tools and accessories, plus these fun wildflower packages; included are the seeds, fertilizer, and soil amendment, and we have a number of different mixes! The easiest way to turn a bare spot into a color spot you could ever find...
In the coming days, we will be receiving a huge houseplant order, plus cool season veggie plants and... TOMATOES! Historically, our last frost is around April 17th so why should you get excited about tomato plants in February? How about a BLT with a home grown T by Mother's Day? It can be done, with the help of a "Season Starter", and we've got those coming in as well. Let's jump in the time machine and go back to 2013 and see how a "Season Starter" works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=051bLphcvSo&t=13s
Our Gardening Seminar schedule is filling in, and two of our most popular ones have now been scheduled:
February 19th: Bee Basics
Justin Armstrong, ABQhiverentals.com
You don't have to plan on becoming a beekeeper to benefit from this informative seminar! Bees are SO important to EVERYBODY! Learn all about 'em!
March 5th: Rose Pruning
Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist.
Our most popular seminar, year after year - RESERVE YOUR SEAT
Our SOIL SALE continues - now is the time! Our house plant and pottery sale is in its final week - save 20% on house plants, 22% on Asian pottery NOW.
We appreciate you, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Richard, Jennifer, and Your Gardening Angels