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First blooms of the season!

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Forsythia mandshurica
  • Apply extra fertilizer as necessary
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs immediately after their blooms have faded
  • Plant trees and shrubs
Hybrid tea rose
  • Apply extra fertilizer as necessary
  • Stake any species that are apt to topple over during the summer
  • Plant container-grown perennials
  • Divide and replant any perennials showing a lack of vigour (early May)
Zinnia sp.
  • Plant canna and gladiolus bulbs
  • Buy annuals
  • Harden off seedlings started indoors (late May)