Based on almost three decades of experience, I'm going to tell you...not because I'm a great prognosticator or because I've paid off the weatherman or because I've studied the Farmers'Almanac. Nope, I've got a better weather vane than any scientific source: this Saturday is our Annual Spring Open House at Hurst Greenery and that event gives me the benefit of history and removes the mystery from weather forecasting.....
You can put a fork in it: whatever the weatherman predicts for this Saturday, it will start off still, sunny, and just a bit chilly, then, as noon approaches, the wind will pick up (I'm not privy to the particular direction) and by two or three o'clock, doors will be slamming, the baskets in the greenhouses will be swaying like they're in the mid Atlantic, and customers will have to hold on to their small children to prevent them becoming airborne.
At least, that's what I do as I stand, hose in hand. What dare I plant in the baskets on the garage? Will Sunpatiens bloom on my hot shady porch? Will there be any of those Supertunia "Black Cherry" left for my back porch pots?
"Bewitched" in our pots last summer....will it play nicely with a colocasia?
"Indigo Rose" and the hybrid/heirloom varieties like "Big Brandy".
I cannot wait to plant more grasses in the garden...a big bluestem...a little bluestem...feeding my inner prairie.
And.. pull your hat down around your ears...don't say I didn't warn you!