March Tips: The South

Here's a rundown of your top garden tasks this month.
It's Planting Time

It's Planting Time

Preparation for planting new tree

For most of the region, now's a great time to add new treasures to your garden. Visit your local garden center or nursery to find the best trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, groundcovers, and more to fill your landscape with color and texture.

In cooler parts of this region, you can still plant bare-root roses, trees, and shrubs, but it's best to choose container-grown plants in most of the region.

In the warmest parts of this region you can plant tender summer bulbs (such as canna, calla, and gladiolus); wait a month or so if you live in one of the cooler parts of the region.

Here's a hint: Wait to plant warm-season annuals such as amaranth, petunias, castor beans, etc. after all danger of frost has passed.

Continued on page 2:  Vegetable Gardening