So, the last storm fizzled when it hit OKC, so we decided to bring in a bunch of new plants for today's storm!
In spite of storm threats, we are bringing in some nice plants! Zinnias, Dragon Wing Begonias, Yellow Ice Plant, and many others! When the weather clears, come by and beautify your yard!
Don't forget, Mother's Day in early this year. It is on the 8th! We have plenty of nice plants and decorations for all of our mothers! We will also be receiving plenty of plants and pottery next week. So you have plenty to choose from! We will also help put together a mixed planter, so gifts can have that personal touch!
So, come by and check out all the fun products we have! We also have gift certificates, so your loved ones can check us out themselves!
We'll be making messes and accessorizing all year!
Ok, plant nerds, time to start practicing your Sweet Honey Brown style news interview monologues. NOAA, NWS, and the mesonet are predicting some nasty weather. 90 mph winds, tornados, and "giant" hail. however, there are also a lot of "ifs", and "possibles" in their forecasts. So, we'll have to wait and see.
It would still be a good idea to bring you pots under cover, say your last words to anything planted in the ground, and have your insurance agent on hold!
As you can see, we are all hunkered down for the evening, and we will be closing early. We hope you all stay safe, watch the weather, get out your weather man/storm chaser drinking game of choice, and, of course, "stay weather aware".
The henbit is dying, and making way for some of the more noxious weeds. Crabgrass being the number one offender.
Using something pretty to eliminate something noxious. Which leads me to the real point of the article!
Yes, I hope I shed some light on organic practices, and I do hope to sell a few bags of All Seasons, but I really just wanted to be able to use that comic in some manner of professionalism.
_ Alex Wisdom
Time to plant...
--By Kathy Plant
March is a great time to plant leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, mustard, kohlrabi, and lettuce. Beets, carrots and sweet peas also can be sown now.
I love fresh asparagus and it’s so easy to grow. It’s not difficult to plant a patch that returns year after year with minimal maintenance, and a big garden isn’t necessary; they fit nicely into the back of a sunny border or corner of the yard. After harvesting spears for a month or two, I let the tops grow. They are tall, beautiful, fern-like and last all summer.
It’s still just a little early for most flowers, although there are several that are frost hardy, like pansies, dianthus, Dusty Miller, snapdragons and petunias. I like to plant up a couple of containers that can be moved into the garage on those frosty nights.
Time to Harvest...
I planted several different leafy greens last fall and have been harvesting those delicious, vitamin-packed leaves again for several weeks. Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage, among others, can over-winter here in central Oklahoma. They start growing again as the days get longer. Once the large heads of broccoli are harvested, the plant continues to produce smaller side shoots, which, along with the tender young leaves are delicious in stir-fries.
Longer day length and warmer temperatures can make the cool weather crops bolt, causing bitterness or textural changes. Planting transplants can give us a head start on harvesting these healthy, flavorful vegetables.
Come by Plant Wisdom to see our selection of vegetable seeds and transplants, flowers, and shrubs. We would love to help you plan your garden this year!
It was a lot of hard work. Years of thinking and dreaming, months of planning, and four false starts later, we have a home.
4711 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City.
The old TCBY in Mayfair Center.
Kathy and I are excited to be bringing something new to the Oklahoma City horticultural landscape, and next week we are excited to say that will have have some news for your all. So check back soon! Something big is coming!
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