This month many flowers and perennials are looking their best. Enjoy the flowers and get those annuals and vegetables planted. Many iris varieties are blooming this month and come in a variety of colors including a peachy pink.
- Shrubs–Newly planted shrubs need extra care now and in coming weeks. Don’t forget to water them.
- Roses–Spray for insects and diseases. Fertilize monthly based on soil test. Container-grown plants in flower may be planted now. Prune climbing roses after the first big flush of flowering.
- Bulbs–Summer bulbs started in containers can be planted now. Don’t remove foliage from spring flowering bulbs. Do not let seedheads form on tulips and other spring flowering bulbs.
- Vegetables–Plant seedlings of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes, vegetable seeds.
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Gardening Calendar