Phew! What a winter! We welcome March with open arms! Temperatures rise, days lengthen and white fields of snow melt away to allow eager green leaves to push their way up through crusty earth, reach toward light and give birth to the colors of Spring. Come celebrate this time of fresh color with us at A.J. Rahn Greenhouses where early Spring beauty is already in full bloom.
Inside our greenhouses you will find all colors of blooming Pansies, Viola’s and Panola’s. In addition to our tried and true Pansy offerings which include the Mammoth Giants, Majestic and Matrix Series, we are excited to bring you again the hardy Pansy selection called “Cool Wave.” It produces a rich yellow blossom and has a vigorous spreading prostrate habit which will perform beautifully in baskets or as a ground cover.
Our annual and perennial Primroses are overflowing in colors of pink, yellow, purple and red. Eager beaver early blooming perennials include the English Daisy, Forget Me Not, Bleeding Heart, Candy Tuft and Lenten Rose. Call us for availability @ 513-541-0672.
March begins the planting season for cold weather loving garden vegetable plants including lettuce, onion sets, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, brussels sprouts and kale. Call to see when ready. These are sure to be yummy in your tummy!
As well, now is the time to sow your radish, turnip and carrot seeds. Our wonderful organic seed selections from Burpee and Botanical Interests include selected Summer blooming annuals, veggies and herbs.
Celebrate everything green! March brings St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and our green and burgundy Oxalis Shamrocks are ready to go home with you to help you paint the town green! And remember, it’s tradition to plant your greens, potatoes and onions on St. Patrick’s Day.
Put on your mucking boots and walk outside through your garden beds. While you take in the early Spring fresh smells and colors of nature, remember your dreams and visions for your yard for Spring and Summer beauty. And come visit us at our century old greenhouses to enjoy the beauty of Spring!
March is the time to prepare your containers for your container gardens. Be sure to clean and sterilize your pots and planters so they are ready to receive fresh soil or compost.
Start fertilizing houseplants again & repot if needed.
At the end of March, cut & trim rose bushes. Fertilize & treat them with insecticide drench to prevent sawfly larvae.
Cut & bring in Forsythia to force as cut flowering branches for indoor color.
Start peas in pots indoors & seed your lettuces, radishes and spinach.
Reseed or over-seed lawns now if needed.
March is Pansy Month! Get ready! Get set! Plant your Pansies!