I am going to go to a shorter blog posting as the busy time is coming. Let me know if you like that or want the longer post. Spring is coming I promise after the flood season and the mud season.
When you include flowering containers in your spring garden, you can get earlier blooms in your garden than when you plant in the ground. You can bring small hanging baskets into a shed or garage when temperatures plummet at night, and even large containers can move to a sheltered area if you employ planters on casters.
Some of the most beloved container plants thrive in cool spring temperatures, including snapdragons, petunias, and annual lobelia. These cool-season annuals are at their flowering peak when daytime temperatures are in the 70s. Other container flowers, like viola and nasturtium, can tolerate early spring frosts.
till next time, this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org