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Spring color with Bordine's

April 13, 2011

Diane Blake of Bordine's admires the beautiful Calceolaria.
As the weather improves, Sharon Tinker of Bordine's Nursery said now is the time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials such as Coldhearted Pansies and Violas.

"The plants acclimate and they do much better when they're planted in a cooler environment, which it is right now," she said. "Annuals wait until it gets warmer and our nights get a little warmer."

If you have sandy soil, Tinker said you can amend it with Sphagnum Peat.

"That will help keep the water from running through so quickly, also if you have clay soil this sphagnum peat is going to help aerate that soil more," she said. "Definitely preparing the soil is key."

If you need help, Tinker said Bordine's experts are available to answer any of your questions.

"We have to get some color," she said. "It's been a long, long winter and we're all anxious to get our fingers dirty and get something planted."

For more information, call Bordine's, 8600 Dixie Highway, at 248-625-9500.

"We have trucks full of flowers coming in here everyday and this place is going to be rocking full of flower and plants," Tinker said. "By the end of April first part of May, it's going to be gorgeous in here, a place you're not going to want to miss."

Trevor Keiser