SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Only 29 days until spring, and the warm weather weekend has people anxious for the next season to arrive.
The warm weather weekend has people excited for winter to be over.
Western Mass. residents were outside riding their bikes, exercising and wearing shorts on a run, in temperatures hinting at the warmth to come. It has gardeners ready to get outside and plant their seeds.
Itchy green thumbs will have to wait, though. It’s usually in May, sometime around Memorial Day, when people suggest planting any annuals or vegetables, when there’s no threat of frost. But even if you are going to plant trees, shrubs or perennials, you have to get a shovel in the ground first.
The Sixteen Acres Garden Center greenhouse is full of plants in the beginning stages of growing, but the colors of spring and summer will take some time to bloom. “Everybody is anxious and it seems like we should have pansies right now, it’s so warm, but we don’t have them yet. We will have them when it’s time to plant them,” said Judith Bordenuk, owner of the Sixteen Acres Garden Center.
Bordenuk told 22News that many customers will come pick up a plant they can keep indoors until the planting season is in full swing. “By the first of May, we have a selection that you can’t imagine everything flowering and beautiful and ready to go outside.”
The Sixteen Acres Garden Center offers free seminars for growers on Saturdays.
Spring officially starts March 20th.
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