Here we are again…. SPRING!!! It’s been a brutal winter for most of the U.S. Even down in Alabama, during late December, we experienced 28F. Although last year (March 20th to be exact) I marked the thermometer at 16F (it was 78F in 2012). Today the weather folks project a fine 57F… As I am writing this yesterday, we’ll see if it comes to fruition.
At the landscape company I work for we are just starting to order our materials for the spring pots. Last year we did have a few issues with them freezing, but it is always a risk to install Spring pots. In all honesty, I can totally understand the need to see some kind of color in the yard… However, the risks are great for freezing, they are only in their prime for a month and they don’t come cheap, our average for what you’re seeing below is $250. We install these around the second week of April and they get switched out for the summer containers in mid-May.
For a list of typical materials we use and more photos from last year, click here!
© Ilex Farrell ~ Midwestern Plant Girl