Plant E.T.A.s

Posted on March 29th, 2021

We always do our best to let you know what’s new, and when you can expect to see the plants you’ve been looking for. To make it a little easier this year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most asked about plants, and when you might be able to get them here at the Garden Center. Keep in mind that most of these plants are very weather and temperature dependent, so sometimes a shipment may have to be delayed.

Don’t see the plant you’re looking for? Just give us a call. We’re always here to help!

Check back often to get the latest dates and ETAs.

GREENHOUSE

  • Citrus, Figs, Olives, Madrid Purple Lavender: Last week of April/First Week of May
  • Summer Annuals: Million Bells, Lantana, Torenia, Verbena Black Eyed Susan Vine, Lysmachia, Lobelia, Dahlietias, Bacopa, Salvia, Cosmos, Portulaca, Snap Dragons, Sweet Potato Vine etc. will all start to show up around Mid to late April. Many of these items will need to be kept above 50 degrees.
  • Cool Weather Annuals (can take occasional cool nights to 40-45 degrees: Petunia, Snapdragons, Stock, Alyssum, Geranium, Osteo Daisy, Nemesia, Marigold, Dusty Miller
  • Warm Weather Annuals that like it HOT. Waiting to plant these will make them happy: New Guinea Impatiens, Portulaca, Vinca rosea, lantana, Cuphea, Ageratum, Gazania, Celosia, Cosmos, Zinnia, Scaevola, Dahlia, Begonia, Persian Shield, Penta’s, Angelonia, Sweet Potato Vine
  • Geraniums: Mid-April…needs to stay above 45 degrees to keep outside
  • New Guinea Impatiens: First week/second week of May needs to be above 60 degrees at night.
  • Herbs: Mid-March Some herbs can handle cooler night to 40 degrees, but Basil especially needs to wait till warmer nights about 60 degrees
  • Cool Weather veggies like Lettuce, Peas, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts Chard, Arugula, Kale etc. will be available end of March/Beginning of April.
  • Warm Weather Veggies like Tomatoes, Eggplant, Cucumber, Peppers, Squash, will start to be available the middle/end of April however they need to be grown in a greenhouse or kept warm till Middle/End of May. These veggies do not want to go below 60 degrees.
  • Tropicals: Hibiscus, Mandevilla, Gardenia, Palms, Jasmine, Bird of Paradise, Alocasia etc. We will start to see Tropicals arriving in the Middle of April and continuing through Middle of May however they do not want to go below 50 degrees at night. The warmer the better.
  • Big palms Closer to Beginning of May

PERENNIALS

  • Roses – last week of April
  • Grasses – limited after Mother’s Day, full selection by Father’s Day.
  • Hostas & Ferns – limited by first week of May, full between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day
  • Groundcover flats – Third week/ Last week of April
  • Peonies – First week April… they will be sprouted and growing out of the pot but not bud and bloom till closer to May.

TREES AND SHRUBS

  • Hydrangea: (dormant) week of 3/29. We will not have bud and bloom Hydrangeas till later in May. They do not like cold nights. Because of the low temps for Thursday and Friday night,  hydrangea macrophylla wont land until next week.
  • Butterfly Bush: (dormant) Beginning of April. Again, we will not have bud and bloom butterfly bush till later in May. They do not like cold nights
  • Lilacs: Mid-April/Third week of April depending on cold night in the forecast
  • Rose of Sharon: Mid to end of May… they like it WARM!
  • Spring Flowering deciduous Shrubs: Spirea, viburnum, winterberry, deutzia, weigela etc. week of 3/29
  • Privet Hedge: 1st wave 3/25. 2nd wave week of 3/29
  • Japanese Holly: Friday 3/26
  • Dogwood trees: 1st wave 3/23 2nd wave week of 3/29
  • Green Giant Arbs: First wave landed 3/22, 2nd wave 3/29, 3rd wave week of 3/29 or 4/5.
  • Large Evergreens: White Pine, Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce week of 3/29
  • Jr. Giant Arbs: #5 potted will be available mid spring (VW GROWN 10 gal ready mid to later summer)
  • Blue Holly: 3/24
  • Blue Mist Shrub: arriving summer (June)
  • Specimen Trees: Week of 3/29 and 4/5.
  • Cherry Laurel: week of 3/29
  • Coral Bark: Maple’s week of 3/29.

SOD

  • It can be cut starting week of 3/22 and is available for Drop Ships. Sod will still have dormant color.
  • The Garden Center will have sod most likely mid-April, Maybe sooner if weather stays warm and it greens up.