It’s June and summer is right around the corner. You’ve got all your gardens planted and you’re patiently watching the progress ... Or maybe not?!
We certainly get our fair share of calls for customers this time of year in a panic because they feel like they’ve waited until the last minute to plant. Hey, life can get busy and we all lose track of time, and that includes our aspirations of how we wanted to change or improve our gardens the following season.
If you’re living in an area where your temperatures are still in the low 80’s and you’re getting some rainfall, or are planning on watering, you still have plenty of time to plant and get nice color this season.
Last Friday, May 29, I spent the day installing a meadow and creating some new wildflower planting videos (stay tuned as we’ll be releasing them this summer)!
Typical New England Spring!
Here in the Northeast we had a very cold winter with lots of snow. This spring we’ve have some very warm temperatures, already reaching mid to upper 80’s/low 90’s and very cold temperatures down in the 30’s. Some might consider this a typical New England spring, very unpredictable! But overall it’s been pretty good for planting.
With our wildflower seeds you can expect seed to germinate in 7-14 days and the first annuals flowers to begin blooming in about 5-7 weeks.
Quick Color = Annuals!
If you want quick color in the first season you need to make sure you’re planting annuals. These include customer favorites like Sunflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias and Poppies, just to name a few.
Annuals bloom and complete their life cycle in the first growing season giving you that nice first year color. If you want color in the second and successive seasons you might think about incorporating some perennials into your planting as well (that’s why our regional mixtures are so popular).
So although it’s June, if the weather isn’t too warm and you’re getting rain, or you are able to water, you still have time to plant and get beautiful color this season. If you live where you’re already in the mid 80’s or warmer and there’s no rain in sight, don’t get discouraged. Fall will be here before you know it and that’s a great time to get gardening as well!