Dave Fox of Pajarito Greenhouse. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock will open for the season at 9 a.m. sharp Wednesday, April 24.
There will be 234 combinations of plant species and colors packed into the greenhouse’s 3,600 square feet of display area.
“The Santa Fe Greenhouses closed over the winter so we are going to carry as many items as we possibly can to help take up the slack,” owner Dave Fox said. “We’re going to carry all of the popular vegetables including peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. We’ll have the little sweet tomatoes, big tomatoes and very special tomatoes grown by Los Alamos native Luke Gritzo … and we’ll have all of the herbs you could possibly want including four different kinds of basil and five different kinds of culinary sage.”
Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The greenhouse will carry its usual abundant selection of bedding plants and shrubs. Its annual array of hanging baskets festooned with blooming plants proves especially popular as Mothers’ Day gifts, he said.
Pajarito Greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots as well as gardening supplies for 18 years.
“The key thing is they are all selected because they are proven to thrive here … they start growing as soon as they’re put in the ground. And we carry lots of perennials that do well at our altitude and in our arid climate. We also carry more than 200 kinds of perennials that come back every year,” Fox said. “But the petunia is still our top selling plant.”
Fox explained that it is not necessary to have a large back yard to get into gardening.
“A lot of people are now gardening in pots,” he said. “We carry the kind of potting soil that won’t turn into a brick in your pot, even in our climate and it’s easily usable for more than one season.”
Pajarito Greenhouse is a department of CB FOX Department Store, but is located at 238 Rio Bravo in the Pajarito Acres section of White Rock.
Greenhouse hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through June 16.
Visit Pajarito Greenhouse online at www.cbfox.com or call 672-3023 for more information.