Spring Offerings

Acer Gardens opens for the Spring season in mid to late March. The days are getting longer and the ground is getting warmer, Spring must be right around the corner! Pansies and cool season plants are can tolerate light April frosts, with the average last frost in early May.



Cool season pansies will add spring color to any yard, and can tolerate freezing temperatures. These small spring bloomers are available in all different sizes and colors.  We carry large flowered pansies, ruffled pansies, and Johnny-jump-ups. 

Martha Washington Geraniums

Bring a touch of spring to your table or container with a bright-colored Martha Washington Geranium: available in pink, purple, white or red.  Martha Washingtons love the cool spring weather and do best in a bright location.

Cool Season Flowers

Lobularia, sweet alyssum, is among the many annuals that thrive in the springtime.   Cool-weather annuals can be planted in your containers or gardens and will thrive all season long. Other cold tolerant annuals include: Petunias, Verbenas, Calibrachoas, Sedums, and Osteospermums.

Spring Bulbs

Spring bulbs are great cool season plants.  They can be planted in the garden to be enjoyed every year or in containers to brighten up any space.  We sell a variety of tulips and daffodils, as well as alliums, snow drops, and hyacinths.

Easter lilies are also seasonally available.

Vegetable Starts

Acer Gardens is your “go to” place for vegetable seeds and starter plants. Knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you choose what you need to make your vegetable growing a pleasure.  Spring is the optimum time to direct sow or plant peas, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, cabbage, leeks, carrots, parsley, onions, Swiss chard, kale and micro-greens.

Forced Hydrangeas

Early blooming for your Spring enjoyment! These impressive large flowering Hydrangeas come in different shades of blue, purple, pink, and red.  Hydrangeas enjoy cool weather, indirect sunlight and moist soil. 

447 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT.

(860) 526-9056

Open Mon-Sat 8:30-5pm, Sun 9:00-3pm

Mid March through Christmas Eve

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