Pre-chill hyacinth bulbs
in the refrigerator to
- For best selection, buy bulbs as soon as they appear at the garden center. Most spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses, will need to be pre-chilled in the fridge for 6-8 weeks to "fake" winter before planting outdoors.
- Plant beds with cool-season flowers, such as pansies, calendula, candytuft, foxgloves, snapdragons, stock, and sweet alyssum.
- Also plant cool-season veggies, such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflowers, lettuces and greens, potatoes, radishes, and peas.
Dividing and Planting Perennials -- Divide or plant perennials now that bloom in spring or early and mid-summer.
Feeding Roses -- Fertilize roses to encourage fall bloom.
Fertilizing Plants -- Continue to fertilize containers containing annuals and perennials.