Living through a pandemic has changed many of our daily habits and routines, springtime garden preparation included! Purchasing new plants, seeds, a tool or soil amendment has become harder. Many of our local garden centers have risen to the challenge by remaining open with new social distancing protocols. Some offer online ordering with curbside pick-up, others free delivery, all with the purpose of keeping patrons safe and keeping their businesses open.
A recent Post Dispatch article noted that garden centers receive 50% of their annual income during the spring.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is maintaining a live Google map of local centers and their operational status.