M.G.s & Interns,
Well, March is about roll in like a lion bringing some chilly temps by the week end and we’ll be scampering to protect all the great Market Day plants we received last week; and, by the way, thanks to all of you who showed up to help unload them. This Wednesday we’ll need some help to move the hibiscus and hanging plants into the greenhouses to protect them from the possibility of frost. Yesterday (Sat), Jerry Jobe and I scored a real bonanza at Lowes when we were given 6 sheets of 22′ x 6′ double paneled, corrugated plastic panels that were being taken down from over the nursery area. We had to get them moved by noon and thanks to the quick loan of a flatbed trailer from Kathryn and Frank Stelly we were able to pick them up and get them to the garden. If new, these would’ve cost us $3600!! The size is a perfect fit to close the open sides of the porch area, giving us some much needed extra greenhouse-like protection for our plants which are on the hanging rods there which Jerry hung single handedly – thank you sir for that. It may be a little chilly for our workdays, but should be dry, so hopefully you can come out and play musical plants with us. We’ve now officially entered Market Day countdown – it’s only four weeks away and every workday will be geared toward getting the plants ready. Spread the word and fliers and help to make this the most successful Market Day ever.
The Garden Team