Everything’s coming up roses or so the saying goes but in our neck of the woods, it’s coming up lilac! Well, one day it’s going to come up lilac. We just need Jack Frost to hit the road and not come back, no more, no more! In the meantime, let’s dream a little with this updated Fairport Flower Guide.
It’s almost warm enough to plant or buy some beautiful flowers which will go along way in helping us forgive winter! The challenge is when you go to one of our fabulous garden stores in Rochester, it all looks good. “Look at this beautiful carpet of color” you exclaim, “can’t wait to add a splash of color to the landscape.” Not so fast, my green thumb friend! There’s a few factors to take into consideration like sun, shade, soil, pruning, annuals, perennials and such. Here’s the good news: we’ve got plenty of resources to help!
What and When to Plant
The Garden Factory has a great online guide to help! Start a search and filter by season, color, whether or not you want fragrance and yes, even the amount of watering you want to deal with if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate! Want to attract birds and butterflies? You can search by those qualities too. Still looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? Consider a gift card for Mom and then make a day of picking out the flowers and planting them together!
Where to Buy
Rochester has a great selection of garden centers in every area of the county! Here are 3 of our picks (west, city, east):
The Garden Factory
They have a huge inventory, but it’s constantly changing so if you do your research online, make sure to give a call and see if the flowers are in stock. Check in for their weekly specials and to sign up for their rewards program.
The Public Market
Flower City Days at the Market start Mother’s Day weekend from 8:00 am to 2 pm. Grab your mom and come add the “WOW” you’ve been looking for. (See what we did there? WOW is actually MOM upside down!) However, you look at it, a great day is in store and with over 250 nurseries represented, you can’t go wrong!
Grossmans Garden and Home
Not only can you pick up some beautiful flowers, you can pick up garden tools, grills, trellises, bird feeders and more. That’s something to tweet about! They are open 7 days a week and can help you design and landscape your backyard oasis which can include the installation of pavers and patios! They also have many events right at the store like a Fairy Garden High Tea and The Language of Flowers Class. Check out the schedule.
Speaking of houses, flower containers can be just what the doctor ordered to add to your curb appeal. It’s a quick fix that can make a difference to any entrance! If you are looking for more curb appeal techniques and/or would like to find a new place to bloom, we can help!