Do you know what hardiness zone you live in? If not, you can go to planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/. This is the most up to date map available by the USDA. Enter your zip code and it will tell you. We are now zoned a 6a. This means that the average minimum temperature ranges from -10 to -5 (F). That does not mean that we won’t have temperatures below that, as we did last winter, but that was the average between 1976-2005.
So when researching new plants for your garden, be sure to check the hardiness zone for that plant.
Many people lost plants last winter to the cold, but there were things that survived that we didn’t expect to. For instance, I purchased a crapemyrtle plant for my parents last year, this spring it looked as though it was not going to make it. Much to our surprise it came back and is doing very well. It did not bloom, this year but blooms will return next year. Many patient customers waited to pull those plants that looked the same and many plants did actually survive, others did not.
We at Wischmeier’s do our best to research, order and sell only plants in our hardiness zone, as hardy plants.
Here we are and it is the second day of Fall, where did summer go?
We have received our fall shipment of trees. What a beautiful selection of Riverbirch, Redbud, Dogwood, Magnolia, Cherry and Hydrangea Trees arrived last week.
We have perennials and grasses on sale at 50% off.
We have tropicals on sale at 25% off.
You still have time to apply Winterizer to your lawn. The last date you should apply is mid October.
You have several weeks to plant grass seed, stop by and pick that up along with your fertilizer.
Don’t forget to get your Spring Blooming Bulbs! We have several different ones in this year, be sure to get your bulb food to go with those bulbs.
Where We Bring Out the Gardener in You!
I had the pleasure of meeting Brian of Brian’s Botanicals this past weekend. Brian is the breeder of ‘Mayan Mask’ and many other alocasia, colocasia, and banana trees.
Micheala is having a sale on Watering Cans this week. Stop by and pick up a new watering can for a gift or yourself. They are 20% off.