I'm not going to lie, the nursery has better "numbers" in drought years. It's not just because we ardently promote drought tolerant landscaping nor the fact that we are avid native plant promoters; it's just that our season is longer, the snow melts sooner, and people have more time to spend in their gardens. That said... NONE of us at Villager want dry winters. We love wildflowers and lush meadows and obviously fear the threat of fire. So... we are happy that winter snows have made a nice late showing. Himmel sei Dank für Schnee!
I often explain to clients that tossing wildflowers, like hydroseeding, is termed "Spray and Pray" because we spread the seed and pray that weather conditions will be favorable for both germination of the seed and for seedling survival. Folks that planted seed this Feb and March (my favorite time for s&p), should be delighted come May as the warmed soil combined with all this moisture are making for excellent wildflower success.
And for real success... We received 8000lbs of Biosol this week, at the request of dozens of clients (before winter returned). We have about 7400lbs remaining in case your garden melts-out. We started-off loving all-organic Biosol for its apparent vole-repelling properties but have continued to use it vigorously because it makes vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, perennials, bubs and, of course, lawns, lush, healthy and strong throughout the growing season.