Many nurseries are struggling to keep up with a surge in demand.
“A lot of the plants that were for this year’s sale were sold last year. The amount of material that was sold because of Covid, everyone working around their house, created a shortage this year,” says Don Kushner of Kushers Garden and Patio.
Kushner says the shortage has had a major impact on allowing them to choose which plants they want and the sizes they’re going after, forcing them to travel even farther to fill that need.
2020 didn’t just bring a rise in demand for flowers for area nurseries but with people staying home that upped the demand for landscaping and landscaping materials.