FINALLY! Cold nights look like they are finally behind us so it is time to plant peppers, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, basil and all those other warm-weather loving plants. Let’s get planting!
All my early gardening memories include my parents. On two acres, they had a huge vegetable garden, an orchard, grapevines, raspberry beds and strawberry patches. They grew enough food to feed our family of four all year long.
While my mom and dad co-star in my food growing, harvesting and preserving memories, it is my mom who plays the lead role in my flower gardening memories. It was my mom who gave me a small space in their garden and a packet of seeds. It was my mom who showed me how to plunge the seeds deep into the soil and how to water them. It was my mom who encouraged me to keep the faith as I waited for signs of life and celebrated with me as we witnessed the emergence of those first little seedlings. And it was my mom who displayed my first flowers in a bouquet on the dining room table.
I am the gardener I am today because of my mom. Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity each year for me to remind her how much I appreciate her lessons. Of course, her Mother’s Day gifts are always garden related – some years it’s plants; other years it’s a whimsical piece of garden décor.
Begin to create memories with your children or grandchildren so you will have the lead role in their gardening reminiscences. Plant some seeds or transplants together. Care for them as a team. Eat some vegetables right out of the garden. Pick some flowers and make an arrangement. Just get out there and celebrate your time together.
Thanks Mom for giving me the love of growing. Happy Mother’s Day!
We love April 1st here at The Planter’s Palette. It is the beginning of a new season of helping customers create beautiful outdoor spaces to make their lives happier and healthier. Whether you are an experienced gardener with two green thumbs or a brand new gardener, we are here to help.
If you long for beds and borders overflowing with flowering annuals and perennials, low-maintenance shrub borders, or gardens filled with nutritious and delicious herbs and vegetables, we can help you meet your gardening goals.
We are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop in and let the horticultural hoopla begin!
Spring will be here before we know it! Would you like to join our team at The Planter’s Palette?
How do you know if you are a good candidate? You may be qualified to join our talented staff if you enjoy working as part of a team and making everyone around you happy; don’t mind getting wet when it rains and sweaty when it’s hot; and working very hard. And you LOVE HELPING CUSTOMERS!
We have a few seasonal positions available for the 2016 season. If you are interested in a cashier, loading or sales position in our Trees & Shrubs area, please click on the Employment link for further instructions.