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I refused to plant my impatiens till “Dogwood Winter” had come and gone. (That’s the Southern term for the cold snap that always seems to follow our first spring warm spell.) Now all the bedding plants for sale look frostbitten!
When is the right time to plant annuals in Tennessee? And where can I buy fresh plants without driving all over Nashville?
In Middle Tennessee, the danger of frost is usually past by April 15th. Don’t let the fickle March temperatures fool you. It’s easy to remember: plant annuals AFTER taxes are due!
If I take the scenic route to Cool Springs, I can check out that gorgeous roadside display of plants on Franklin Road, just before the intersection with Moore’s Lane. It’s a branch of the same Mark Bates Nursery I hear about on the radio so often.
That reminds me–there’s another nursery near the Sonic off Church Street. Landscaping by John Waller is located at 210 Wilson Pike Circle, (615) 373-0181.
And wait–that produce stand at Old Hickory Blvd. and Franklin Road sometimes sells annuals, too. It’s called the Brentwood Fruit Stand (615) 309-3388.
My husband just remembered that Kroger stores stock a surprising number of perennials and shrubs for a grocery store.
Hmmm…looks like tomorrow will be a busy day. Perhaps next year, I’ll order plants online!
I'm a wife, mom of 4, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things for my family to see and do in Brentwood and the Nashville area!