This weekend is the "last frost" date for our area (traditional Mother's Day), so time to get planting! The spring planting season is usually from Mother's Day to the end of June. The fall planting season is usually from the beginning of Sept through end of October. (Yes, I said "usually" because Mother Nature can always change the temperatures anytime. Think of the "spring" weather we had in February this year!)
Plant Sales are in full force!
Here are a few local resources — some support great local organizations while offering you a variety of plants you may not find in a regular nursery.
Annual Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
at the Brandywine River Museum
May 13 & 14, 9:30 - 5:00
Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve
Native Plant Nursery
Open April 22 to Oct. 31
Spring Plant Sale
Unusual tropicals, annuals, shrubs, and spring ephemerals
May 13, 12 noon- 3:00 for the Public (Members 10:00-12 noon)
Annual Plant Sale
May 13, 10 noon- 3:00 for the Public (Members Fri. 5/12, 10:00-7:00)