Spring Shopping Tips
The spring season is definitely our busiest at the garden center. There’s so much excitement in the air as we come out from winter hibernation and cabin fever and get gardening again! Additionally, it’s a time of celebration… celebrating moms, graduations, memorial day, and the beginning of summer.
here are a few tips to make the most of your plant shopping this spring:
Don’t try to do it all at once.
Enjoy it! Make multiple trips over the course of the spring and spread it out. Maybe do your containers first, then do one section of landscape beds at a time. Life is hurried enough. Don’t rush your gardening time. It’s your time to slow down, breathe deep, and get your hands dirty. It’s good for your mind, body and soul.
Often times people think that they have to have everything planted by Memorial Day.
That’s not true! The best gardens are a work in progress and there is plenty to do and enjoy spring through fall. If for some reason something happens, (like life), and you don’t get everything done that you had hoped before June, don’t stress about it! We even grow a fresh crop of annuals just for summer and another for fall.
Shop at less busy times of day during the spring rush
About last week of April through first week of June. Weekday evenings from about 5-7pm are more quiet and less crowded, as well as rainy or cold days.
Browse our PLANT LIBRARY first.
Use this tool to find the perfect plants for your garden. With the advanced search, you can really filter down to specific plant uses or features. You can build a list and then bring it to our Garden Center where our experts will assist you with your choices. Please note that the plant library is intended to be used for informational purposes only and does not reflect what is currently in stock at Bedner’s.
Inventory and availability changes daily in the spring, so visit and browse often.
We get a lot of calls from eager gardeners looking for very specific plants. While our staff do their best to answer your questions, we offer such a wide variety of plants that it’s possible that something could be missed. If you are at the store and don’t find what you had hoped, that plant just might have been growing in one of our 17 production greenhouses and just wasn’t ready for sale yet. We will have some plant lists coming soon with a good representation of what we will have available this year. (Here is a link to what our tomato and pepper plant offerings will be, in case you missed it.) Between what we grow and the plants that we get in from local growers, our offerings are changing regularly, spring through fall.
Download our Mobile App!
Visit your app store and search Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse. Within the app, you can see what our store hours are, check the schedule of events and classes, fill out a landscape services request form, purchase a gift card, browse the Plant Finder, watch one of our gardening videos, see what’s on sale, and even ask us a question! Every once in awhile if a special sale or event is happening, we’ll also send you a notification, so you never miss what’s going on.
Schedule a Garden Coach appointment.
If you get overwhelmed by the selection, need a lot of matching hanging baskets, put new landscape beds in and need ideas, or are a new gardener that doesn’t know where to start– an appointment will ensure one hour of our undivided attention.