The snow has melted. The sun is shining. Temperatures are on the rise and the emerging crocus and daffodil make it official; spring has sprung!
Spring is in full bloom at A. J. Rahn Greenhouses. You will find blue, purple, and yellow Pansy faces, pink and yellow Primroses, and the smiling faces of the Panolas and Violas. You’ll also enjoy potted blooming Daffodils and Tete a Tetes, the heavenly scents and colors of Hyacinths, and the bright spring colors of Tulips.
After our long winter it is wonderful to see the early perennials breaking into bloom; imagine Hellebores, Creeping Phlox, Candytuft, Bleeding Hearts, and Forget-Me-Nots already in full blossom!
The lettuces and arugula are ready and out for you and early spring vegetable starts including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts will be ready soon, so call us for availability (513-541-0672). Onion and potato sets are ready to go! You will also find a wonderful selection of Burpee and Botanical Interests flower and vegetable seeds. Our selection of herbs grows weekly. Bay, and scented geraniums are here; basil, parsley, various mints, oregano and thyme are just a few of the many we are growing on for you, and will be ready soon.
As the ground thaws in late April it is time to plant your summer blooming bulbs. Among the varieties we have available, you will find Asiatic Lilies, Gladiolas, Dahlias, Tuberoses and Elephant Ears.
New shipments of trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses are arriving weekly. Stop in to see what we will have for you: there will be 33 varieties of Hydrangea bushes and a collection of unusual evergreen shrubs. Over 250 varieties of perennials are growing on, including 35 varieties of Hosta and 20 varieties of ornamental grasses. We will have a tasty selection of fruit trees for you including apple, pear, peach, and cherry. We will also have a very berry cornucopia of blueberry, black, red, and gold raspberries plants! Sweet strawberry plants will also be available as well as luscious grape vines.
We have Roses! Among our 154 varieties we will offer 22 varieties of David Austin English roses, and 16 varieties of tree roses, including 3 varieties of miniatures. Please do come and experience the visual delight and scent sensation of our amazing rose selection!
Don’t stay inside hiding out from the April showers which are calling forth our May flowers. Instead, come and visit A.J. Rahn Greenhouses to enjoy in comfort the hope and beauty of Spring in bloom. Know that, always, we look forward to seeing you!
Prepare window boxes for planting by removing at least ½ of the soil and replacing it with new soil.
If you haven’t cleaned out container pots yet, get them prepared for planting now.
If you haven’t pruned and cleaned your rose beds, time is of the essence. It’s much easier to prune your rose bushes before they leaf out, and putting down systemic insecticide and fertilizer early will get your plants off to a healthier start. Find more April Rose care tips here.
When your spring bulbs are finished blooming, allow the foliage to continue growing for at least a month so they can nourish the bulb for next year’s flowers. Bending them over and tying them doesn’t count. The foliage can’t produce food for the bulb if it doesn’t get all the sun possible.
It’s springtime! It’s time to go outside to clean and prep your gardens and enjoy the fresh re-awakening of our natural world! Enjoy!