March is a great time to watch perennials as they start to emerge. Larry Hurley observes some of the changes since the last growing season in the Behnke's display gardens.
March is the month when we go from a few thousand woody plants (shrubs, trees) on hand to tens of thousands. The first trucks of new woodies are due this week, and after that it’s more or less daily shipments for the next three or four weeks. Perennials—remember, the plants that more or less die back to the ground and come back the next year if everything goes right, lag a bit behind woody plants.