It is May and the greenhouse is full of colorful annual flowers waiting to be planted in the Gardens. Garden staff carefully monitors the plants, making sure they receive the right amount of water. They don’t want the plants to dry out, but too much water can also be a problem. If plants bloom too early or start to get too tall, they are “pinched” so they will be bushier. This continues until a few weeks before planting. When they go in the garden beds, most plants are already blooming and give the Gardens instant beauty.