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Happy May Day

What a beautiful day we have to really kick off the gardening season. A great forecast for the entire next week, actually! Highs in the 70's and 80's with some possible cloud cover and no wind. *knock on wood* May 1st is traditionally known as May Day, and comes with a plethora of historical facts and traditions. The word May is derived from the ancient word 'Maia', and May Day is a time for celebrating all things spring. You may have heard of May baskets or of dancing around the May Pole. Giving a May basket is a thoughtful tradition of gathering a simple basket filled with sweets and flowers and leaving them (usually anonymously) on a friend's doorstep. The basket doesn't need to be fancy; a simple piece of paper rolled into a cone will do just fine. You can read more about May Day here.


Time to Plant

Yes, it's time to plant, plant, plant! Feel free to get your lawns, patios, and gardens completely beautified for Pioneer Weekend! Now that it's May there are no chances for any late spring frosts. If you don't believe us, check out the Old Farmer's Almanac 2023 Frost Dates. We're optimistic that it will be a busy week for us at the garden shop, and we're so excited to meet new gardening friends and catch up with all the old (and young) familiar faces.


We hope that we are always able to fill your shopping list when you visit us; if you can't find something, just ask! We don't always grow the exact same things every year, but we will be more than happy to help find a replacement that you will love just as much. Of course, we have all of the true staples of any garden - geraniums, bubblegum petunia, rose moss, salvia, verbena, sweet potato vine, calibrachoa, lantana, marigolds, vinca, begonias, and dianthus.


We hope you spend some time browsing all of our more unusual varieties and try something new. We have a truly delicious-smelling oregano this year - Mexican Oregano. One whiff of the lemony, peppery aroma and our mouths start to water.


Pioneer Weekend & Customer Appreciation

Let the festivities begin! It's Pioneer Days and that means fun, family, friends, and food! Come on down to the shop after the parade on May 6th and grab a free hot dog and drink for an easy lunch. There is lots of seating at the shop for all sizes of families, and we know that children have a grand time among the trees and flowers. Once you are fed and have had a moment to relax, you can head off to the carnival or afternoon Rodeo performances. For those of you who plan to spend time in your garden this weekend and need some last-minute plants or supplies, we are open from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.



For more information, give us a call at (580) 338-5020 or email us at helmsnursery@gmail.com

We are open at 124 North Quinn Street from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.

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Happy Gardening!




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