We want to help all our fellow gardeners get going as soon as possible to get the most out of this gardening season. Despite the cold and wet weather, now is a great time to plant! Keep reading to make sure you’re prepared to start your garden project.
I'd like to share my observations about some of my favorite roses, which I currently enjoy both in the garden and in bouquets at home. The first rose I planted was 'Altissimo' because I thought it best to start with a red rose. By autumn of that year, I was sold on roses. The rose grew about 6 feet, had large deep red flowers that continued to bloom all summer, a moderate fragrance and large hips of a glowing orange suitable for fall bouquets.
February is "Bare Root" season at Swansons and this means now is the best time to find an extensive selection of roses, fruit, and flowering ornamental trees and shrubs, all at a great discount. Many of the varieties of fruit trees, roses, and berries that we have in stock now won't be available later in the year!
As I approached the winter garden, the enjoyable scents started filling my senses. The garden was alive with various shades of flowering hamamelis (witch hazels) and the Garrya ellipitica was feeling proud to display its sensuous catkins letting me know the alders will be soon to follow.
Swansons was thrilled to participate and to donate over 200 plants the restoration project! We were able to do so in part because of our Gift that Grows program.