Many customers have been calling and stopping by the nursery the past few weeks wanting to know what to do with flowerbeds and pots that are showing the fatigue of winter. March is a transitional time in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri, as we still get some cool days and frosty nights.
My recommendation is to use early spring annuals and biennials that will tolerate these conditions as a way to revive your landscape.
My recommendation is to use early spring annuals and biennials that will tolerate these conditions as a way to revive your landscape. Pansies, Snapdragon, Dianthus, Alyssum, and Osteospermum are plants that will bloom their hearts out in cool conditions and tolerate some frost. Although they tolerate frost and cool conditions, it is best to cover them with some type of cloth if a hard freeze is forecasted.
These early season annuals will give a splash of color to adorn the porch for Easter and last until Memorial Day if your late about getting those summer annuals started. So, let the rest of the ice melt off this week and get through Thursday nights single digit lows then get planting.