When the forsythia is about to burst forth, that’s when you’ll find loads of more flowering trees, shrubs and early perennials ready for planting at Ward’s. Some common sights are below.
A cool spring is excellent for planting. Potted trees, shrubs and perennials can be shocked by a change in soil, sunlight and moisture. Keeping them cool when transplanted helps them acclimate and be ready when warm weather kicks in.
In addition, now is the time to pick up native woodland spring bloomers and ‘ephemerals’. These are the delightful finds of spring walks in the Berkshires that you can grow in your own lightly-shaded gardens, under deciduous trees. Foliage of ‘Ephemerals’ die back completely by summer having done all their ‘work’ in spring. Photos today won’t do them justice as they are just emerging but now available are: Rue Anemone, Claytonia (Spring Beauty), native Dicentra (Dutchmans Breeches) Trout Lily, Sanguinea (Bloodroot), Hepatica, Mountain bluets, Phlox divaricata, Tiarella (Foam flower), Viola canadensis, and Lady Slipper Orchid. It’s a great year to get them going in your own garden!
Tips for the Winter
Winter is a great time for gardeners to take stock, tidy up, protect plants and plan ahead. And have a look at our seasonal decorating ideas!Winter Articles