Seasons Come and Go

Seasons come and seasons go, at least in most parts of the world. For world travelers, you know that when it is summer here in the US, it is winter in Australia due to two different hemispheres and the earth’s axis. The land masses in the mid-latitudes generally get the four seasons while others get extremes. The mid-latitudes are those lands not near the equator and not near the poles.

Why is this important? This helps the everyday gardener, the avid gardener, and landscapers know when to plant and what to plant. In the south, few spring plants go in the ground before April 15th - the last date for a possible freeze.

Where we live, in Mississippi, there is a saying. “If you don’t like the weather today, just wait… it will be different tomorrow. Seriously, one of the few places on earth where we can go through 3 seasons where temps range from low the 30’s to the high 70’s in less than a week.

So for this season coming up get ready to plant some amazing color, blooming bushes, like azaleas, and just about anything else that likes sunshine, rain, and good soil. View the Pinterest link below for some beauties to view this spring.

https://www.pinterest.com/provenwinners/plants-for-spring-color/?lp=true

Michele Morgan Morton