Ready to go…

May 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm (Uncategorized)

This morning we got most of the prep work done for the 2017 version of UW’s All-America Selections Display Garden. We had left a few plants from 2016 to overwinter (Dianthus ‘Jolt’, Gaillardia ‘Arizona Apricot’ and  ‘Mesa Yellow’, Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ and ‘Powwow Wild Berry’) but most did not make it through the winter. The only plants we found alive this morning were two Gaillardia, although we’re not sure which cultivar. Usually we can get Sweet William types of Dianthus to overwinter here, along with most Gaillardia and some Echinacea so this is very unusual.AAS 5-6-17 2

This year’s plants are all still in the greenhouse; it’s too early up here at 7200′ to set them out for hardening-off. We won’t be planting outside until the first week of June and will start acclimating them to the outdoors the last two weeks of May.aas-5-6-17-1.jpg

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