Even though this week saw plenty of rain, the warm temperatures from the last few weeks fooled a lot of plants into thinking it's Springtime. Some seasonal plants are starting to bloom earlier than usual.
Johnson's Garden Center stocked up with plants like pansies and other garden plants that bloom in early spring. Other nurseries around town, including ones at Lowe's and Home Depot, say they're between half and three quarters full. They even got some product in early.
Once the rain clears, store managers expect a rush of customers ready to get their gardens planted.
They also warned gardeners to make sure they also use weedkiller. The warm temperatures heated up the soil enough to help weeds like crabgrass germinate.