Saturday, April 13, 2013

WIndow Boxes-A Head Start for the Growing Season!


Healthy Planter


It hardly seems possible that the planters on the deck will ever look like this!

Especially since there is still a couple of inches of snow on them now!






I have posted about this before.....but truly....this trick for getting a head start on the growing season is worth talking about again....and again....and again!Here is a link to a past post about  giving my planters a head start!

Thursday we had a pretty big Spring SNOWSTORM....
That meant lousy driving conditions....and I had a dentist appointment before school!
It stayed crummy all day and it was still snowing on the drive home....YUCK!

HOWEVER....the evening ended a lousy day on a high note!





The Sweetwater Daughter and I were not as crazy as these folks who headed out to Target Field to watch baseball in the snow!

NO....we are MUCH smarter than that!








 Instead....we headed to  The Holasek Greenhouses  with our pots and planters in tow to get a little gardening therapy at the annual Ladies Night !!!

Walking in from the gray, cold, sloppy snow....

Our mood was instantly 100% improved!



 Here is how it works!

You take your planters to the greenhouse....(I had to buy some new inserts for the planters because the old ones were still frozen solid!!!)
  • You wander around and pick out the plants you like....buy them....
  • Go over to big tables filled with great big piles of potting soil
  • You plant everything the way you want-leaving all the mess THERE!
  • Someone from the Greenhouse wheels your pots to the back of the greenhouse!
  • Then they KEEP them for you until MAY when you can put them out doors!
And ALL you pay for are the plants!!!! 
Holasek Greenhouse
 Brilliant!

We didn't know that Ladies Night was such a big deal....


We didn't know that some people bring boxes of wine to drink while they plant...

We didn't know that there would even be an ELVIS Impersonator serenading us...
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  So now......

My planters are basking in the warmth of the greenhouse....

GROWING....until May!

In the meantime....


Sending you warm thoughts!!!

Have a great day!
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