Garden center seeing green despite the cold weather

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN)- “It’s going to take a lot of effort this year to make it all better,” says Laura Grodrian.

She’s at Siebenthaler’s Garden Center in Centerville looking to landscape her yard.

“It just was such a harsh winter. We lost tons of things; trees and bushes and ground-cover.  So, everything is pretty sparse,” comments Grodrian.

Even though sales were a little slower this April compared to last year, manager Michael Bellanca tells us the garden center is making that up in May.

“We’ve had some very good weekends the last couple of weekends, as well as during the week.  But, the weather is just kind of slowing things down a little bit.  So, people plant probably a little bit later,” Bellanca.

Grodrian says she’s usually done planting by now but because of the roller-coaster temperatures, she hasn’t even started yet.

And she’s going to wait a little longer with temperatures expected to dip into the 30s overnight.

“It is late.  It’s cold today.  I don’t want to be out here.  I’d rather be out there planting my pretty flowers,” explains Grodrian.

Most of the Miami Valley is under a frost advisory.

Bellanca says you should cover all of your sensitive plants with a newspaper or a light blanket.

If you use something heavy, it could cause just as much damage as the frost. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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