The month of April is a warning to April fools. Spring may be sprung, but summer still is months away and this is not the month to introduce frost-sensitive plants to the garden no matter how mild our winter weather.
Do not plant geraniums, petunias, tomatoes, cucumbers or other warmth-loving plants until after all danger of frost has passed — usually sometime in mid-May.
April is a good month for planting trees, shrubs, roses and perennial plants, such as hostas, and rock garden plants. Hardy sedums and succulents, and cool-season vegetables are ready to go now, too.
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