DETROIT (WWJ) – High school baseball tryouts, yard clean ups and garden plantings are all on hold thanks to the winter of 2014.

At one local nursery the greenhouses are packed with thousands of budding plants, even though it will be weeks before plants can go into the ground.

“If the weather allows us to and the soil in your ground is thawed, we will have plants out here to plant in late March or April,” said George Papadelis owner of Telly’s Greenhouse.

Greenhouse _Telly's (2) MOsborne“We don’t know what the spring is going to be like or when the ground is going to thaw or how much more snow we are going to get. I think we’ve just got to roll with the punches like we do every other year,”  he said.

He told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne that planting season may be delayed by a few weeks this year.

“The ground is frozen,” said Papadelis, “really, really frozen down deep – deeper than it has been in decades.”

If it helps Papadelis notes that our weather memories in Michigan are relatively short.

“Do you remember the winter of 2011? People were asking for tomatoes in late March and they were upset because I didn’t have them,” he said.

The first things in the ground will be the frost resistant plants like peas, lettuce and pansy but Papadelis  promises that spring will arrive … eventually.


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