I learned something from a customer the other day. He had a cart full of beautiful plants and I commented to him that all he needed was for the rain to stop. His reply was “Oh, that’s okay, it’s just softening the ground for me.” What a lesson! Blaming my less than stellar gardens (full of weeds and not a bloom in sight) on the weather is just an excuse. The rain has definitely been doing its part, now it’s time for me to do mine.

Even though it’s been warm for a while, summer did just start this Monday. There is plenty of time left to plant and enjoy the beauty only flowers can add to your outdoor living space. If you get your gardens in shape now, you can relax and enjoy them during those lazy days of summer to come.