Spring is almost here and the garden is beginning to wake up. Yellow dominates the landscape now with daffodils and forsythias commanding attention. Roses, trees and shrubs will be leafing out by mid-March. It is truly a magical time in the garden.
This is also a busy time with numerous important chores that need to be done. Lawns need to be fertilized, shrubs and roses pruned, most plants need to be fertilized, and it is an ideal time to plant shrubs and cool weather vegetables. Finding the time to do all this can be tricky. March weather is haphazard at best. It is usually a wet month and temperatures vary with very warm days in the 60s and even 70s and the frosts are not over yet. But if you can get a head start on these chores before the warm weather gets here, you will thank yourself later!
Plants of Interest
What to Plant
container shrubs, vines, and trees
evergreen grasses - (late in month after danger of hard frost)
cool weather vegetables - Broccoli, cauliflower, onions, collards, cabbage, spinach, lettuce.