Warm weather comes just in time for Mother’s day at local garden centers

Whether you go by the sun outside or the farmer’s almanac, businesses pick up this time of year for people getting ready to start their garden.

“Mother’s day at a garden center is like Christmas at Macy’s, it’s our big week,” said owner Duke Stockslager.

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Stockslager is celebrating 60 years of business and with that experience, he knows how big of a difference nice weather can make.

“Our business goes with the weather and as much as folks would like to get out and start planting, it depends on the weather.”

The average last frost is May 15, which Stockslager says is important to keep in mind depending on what you want to plant.

“We still have to be cautious about planting too many of the tender spring annuals, our garden plants, the tomatoes, the peppers. The soil is still cold and they’re not going to perform well.”

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If you’re still unsure of what to plant or when to plant it, you can always consult your garden center expert and they’ll point you in the right direction.

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