In Sunday's article about Bailey's Nurseries in Newport, Minn., several innovations were mentioned that have kept Bailey's on the cutting edge for 112 years.
Here's one more way they've gone out of their way to stay relevant to today's busy, low maintenance gardeners: texts to remind you about watering, pruning, fertilizing and winterizing.
No, texts aren't sent every time the time Bailey's Endless Summer hydrangea or Easy Elegance roses should be watered. But they will text general watering tips.
To sign up, text 730-95 with one or more of the following:
Text ENDLESS SUMMER for Endless Summer hydrangea tips in English.
Text VERANO for Endless Summer tips in Spanish.
Text EASY ELEGANCE for Easy Elegance rose tips in English
Bailey's also introduced "Let's Ask Amy" for its First Editions collections of 125 shrubs, trees, and roses.Submit questions for Amy to answer on Instagram or Facebook with #Letsaskamy or though an online form at Firsteditionplants. Amy will replay directly to users' questions.