Every spring, we acknowledge the arrival of warmer temperatures and renewal of life with the opening of our garden center. This year, we will open the garden center, located in our parking lot, on Thursday, May 9.
Once again, Rush Creek Growers (Spring Valley, Wis.), Green Earth Growers (Prior Lake, Minn.) and Glacial Ridge Growers (Glenwood, Minn.) are providing us with a wide selection of locally grown, robust garden plants. Since the center is open right before Mother’s Day, consider a hanging basket for mom. We’ll have single floral species, mixed herbs, succulents and sun/shade mixes.
Shelves will be filled with cool and warm-season vegetable crops, several varieties of tomato plants (from heirlooms to cherry to slicers) and dozens of pepper plants, from the mild to very hot, like the ghost and Fatalii peppers. Interesting varieties of herbs, berries, melons, native perennials, pollinator plants and much more will be in stock soon. This year, we are also emphasizing pollinator-friendly flowers and vegetables and herbs that can be grown in small spaces. Rush Creek offers a great selection of such plants.
New plant varieties and replenishment shipments will continue to arrive throughout the month of May. Plan to visit several times to see what’s new on our garden center shelves.