Bloomin' News March 5,2020 Edition
Well, it’s too soon, but we can’t stop spring from coming early this year. My Daffodils are up, a few Crocus, and all the Fall Crocus foliage. The ground did not get a hard freeze this winter. We’ll see what happens, as we know winter isn’t over yet.
I got started in the greenhouse, which is always the best remedy for any winter blues. Warm, humid air is such a welcome change. It won’t be long before the rows of plants reach for any sun we get. This year, we have lots of Begonias and Coleus, as well as favorite returnees like Canna and Rudbeckia. I think it will be a fun palette as they all fill in.
Planting days and spring events will be here before we know it. Mark your calendars now:
March 13-15: Home & Garden Expo
March 19-21: Wedel's Spring Expo
April 4: Master Gardeners Spring Gathering
April 14: Volunteer orientation for Portage volunteers
April 22 Earth Day: area-wide spring cleaning
May 12: Bronson Park, fill both peacocks
May 13: Portage, plant canoe and butterfly
May 14: Bronson Park, plant both peacocks
May 15: Portage Planting Day
May 19: Bronson Park, topiary installation
May 21: Bronson Park Planting Day
More information, a volunteer sign up, and reminders will be out soon. Meanwhile, get your spring cleaning done whenever you can, and the beauty will be here before we know it.
Looking forward to another bloomin’ great season!
Sponsor a Topiary in Kalamazoo or Portage
Add 2020 Planting Days to your calendar
Kalamazoo Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 15-16, 9 am
Kalamazoo County Expo Center
Kalamazoo Garden Council Flower Show
June 19-20
Kazoo Books
2413 Parkview Avenue
If you have info on plant sales, gardening events/tours, outdoor-related volunteer activities, and other news of note to include in the Bloomin' News, email

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