Spring is my absolute favorite time of year.
This winter has been very mild in Colorado, but in years past when snow has covered the garden for winter, that first splash of color from your crocus bulbs you lovingly planted last fall just warms your heart. I’m anxious to get out there and get my hands dirty and luckily there is plenty to do in your garden in March.
In the Garden
- Plant your Pansies
- Prune your Junipers
- Plant container and balled or burlapped trees and shrubs late in March.
- Get your lawn mower ready and if there were any issues when you winterized your sprinkler system, head to your favorite Home Depot / Lowes to get your supplies.
- This winter has been very dry, so I’m hand watering my lawn until we get our sprinkler system going.
- You can sow seeds of peas, onion, carrots, lettuce,spinach, beets, swis hard & radishes outdoors
- Plant seedlings of broccoli< cabbage< kale< brussel sprouts and cauliflower now
- Plant Potatoes late March.
- Plant bare root asparagus & rhubarb, bare root raspberries, grapes, strawberries and fruit tree’s.
- This is of course if your garden area isn’t still frozen! I know parts of mine still are.
- Fertilize pots of annuals that you kept inside for the winter.
- Re-pot root bound houseplants.
The columbines aren’t out yet, but that’s such a pretty picture from last year I wanted to share it. I find that Colorado’s state flower is happiest in some shade and beneath your Aspens since it most closely mimics their wild cousins that grow in the Rocky Mountains.
Do you have any tips to share? Favorite spring flowers? Talk to me below.