March is an important month for gardeners. It marks the coming of spring and an end to the bitter cold. March is a great time to start your spring landscaping project, or talk with our professionals about having our experts get the job done for you.
Deciduous trees should be planted before they come out of dormancy in the early spring, now is a great time to transplant. The Bloodwood Japanese Maple is a beautiful, small tree that can grow to roughly 15 feet tall and produces vibrant red leaves in the spring and summer.
March is the best time to plant conifers and broad-leafed evergreens, such as Junipers and Magnolias. Both can grow to be large and are beautiful year-round. Magnolias bloom in the spring and summer, and the color of the flower can be determined by the variety.
Witch hazel is a fragrant tree that produces clusters of yellow and orange flowers in the winter and early spring. It is cold hardy and deer resistant. It is best grown or transferred in March and can add color to your garden as your flowers mature and are a good indicator of the coming spring. Witch hazel flowers are often enticing to hummingbirds, and can be an attractive feature to bring the tiny flyers to your home. We carry two varieties of Witch hazel, the “Diane” and “Arnold’s Promise.”
Bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, snowdrops and crocus begin to sprout in late March. Bulbs that were brought into your home for the winter months should be brought outside in the early weeks of March, before the beginning of spring. Annual flowers such as pansies will soon be in the nursery. Their beautiful and colorful petals often attract butterflies. Pansies blooms often range in colors such as white, yellow, orange, pink, red, blue, purple, or violet; but many are multicolored.
Asparagus, Strawberries, and other bare-root fruits and vegetables are often planted at the winter’s end. This gives them plenty of time to grow and mature for a summer or fall harvest. Dormancy spray should be applied to fruit trees before buds swell to protect the trees from overwintering bugs.
Wiesner Bros. Nursery has everything you need to create the perfect landscape for your home. Come in for a visit, and talk to our experts. We can help you design the best outdoor space for your home. Our fully stocked garden center and 8-acre nursery provide you with both the plants and the tools to get the job done right.