We have questions about this every year. At McDaniel's we do a lot of custom planting and reserving. Customers either bring in their containers or choose from ours, pick out their combinations then we fill, fertilize, and keep them until mid May. Another option if you want to plant your own is to pick your plants and we will hold them in flats until mid may when you can pick them up to use at home. We have had pots dropped off as early as mid February and well into April. The earlier you come the better the selection. We will keep your information on file so every year you can remember what was planted. We get our hands dirty and you get big beautiful containers!