Zone Gardening for the Month of May


It’s still cool in many places in May…be attentive to temperature requirements for your particular plants.  In some instances, you’ll have to be a little more patient before setting out house plants that wintered over inside or planting warm weather seeds.

Compliments of

Santa Rosa Gardens

and

CertifiedCare.org

The International Caregiver Education and Certification Company

 

What’s My Zone?

North American Plant Zone Map

 http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/Maps/Maps_NorthAmericaHZMap.jpg

 

Zone 1

    Prune flowering fruit trees while in bloom; use cuttings indoors
    Complete bare-root planting
    Amend soil with humus (manure, ground bark, peat moss, leaf mold)
    Set out summer bedding plants when they become available
    Set out tomatoes, eggplants when soil warms and danger of frost is over
    Mow lawns if grass and soil are dry enough
    Set out plants of cold crops (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts)
    Plant peas, Swiss chard, beets, carrots, turnips
    Feed spring-flowering shrubs after bloom
    Apply shading to greenhouse

Zone 2

    Set out cool-season annuals
    Sow seeds of warm-season annuals outdoors
    Set out summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
    Apply dormant spray to fruit trees before buds swell
    Plant permanent ground covers and cool-season lawns
    Feed cool-season lawns and loosen thatch
    Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
    Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
    Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables
    Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
    Divide and replant summer- and fall-blooming perennials
    Plant bare-root and container roses
    Prune roses (when temperatures are above freezing)
    Uncover roses for spring and apply dormant spray
    Plant bare-root, balled-and-burlapped, and container trees, shrubs, and vines
    Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
    Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
    Plant frost-tolerant trees
    Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 3

    Set out cool-season annuals
    Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
    Set out summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant fall-blooming bulbs
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
    Plant cool-season lawns and permanent ground covers
    Feed and aerate cool-season lawns and loosen thatch
    Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
    Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
    Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
    Divide and replant summer- and fall-blooming perennials
    Divide and replant spring-blooming perennials after bloom
    Plant bare-root and container roses
    Uncover roses for spring and apply dormant spray
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
    Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines before buds swell
    Plant tender shrubs and vines
    Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
    Plant frost-tolerant trees
    Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 4

    Set out cool-season annuals
    Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
    Set out summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant fall-blooming bulbs
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant potted perennials
    Divide and replant crowded winter- and spring-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
    Apply dormant spray to fruit trees before buds swell
    Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
    Plant permanent ground covers
    Plant, feed, and aerate cool-season lawns and loosen thatch
    Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
    Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
    Set out herbs
    Sow fast-growing warm-season vegetables
    Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
    Divide and replant spring-blooming perennials after bloom
    Plant container roses
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs and vines
    Apply dormant spray to shrubs and vines
    Plant tender shrubs and vines
    Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
    Plant frost-tolerant trees
    Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 5

    Set out cool-season annuals
    Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
    Set out summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant fall-blooming bulbs
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant potted perennials

Divide and replant crowded winter- and spring-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
    Apply dormant spray to fruit trees before buds swell
    Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
    Plant permanent ground covers
    Plant cool- and warm-season lawns
    Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
    Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
    Sow fast-growing warm-season vegetables
    Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
    Sow seeds for tender perennials
    Divide and replant spring-blooming perennials after bloom
    Plant container roses
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
    Apply dormant spray to shrubs and vines
    Plant tender shrubs and vines
    Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
    Plant balled-and-burlapped trees
    Plant trees in containers
    Plant frost-tolerant trees
    Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 6

    Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
    Set out summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant fall-blooming bulbs
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant potted perennials
    Divide and replant crowded winter- and spring-blooming bulbs after leaves yellow
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
    Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
    Plant permanent ground covers
    Plant and aerate lawns and loosen thatch
    Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
    Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
    Sow seeds for tender perennials
    Divide and replant spring-blooming perennials after bloom
    Plant container roses
    Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
    Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
    Plant tender shrubs and vines
    Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
    Plant frost-tolerant trees
    Plant needle-leafed evergreens

Zone 7

    Plant summer- and fall-flowering bulbs
    Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
    Plant permanent ground covers
    Plant or repair lawns
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant potted perennials
    Plant annuals for summer and fall color
    Plant balled-and-burlapped or container fruit trees
    Spray dormant fruit trees
    Prune frost-sensitive fruit trees
    Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
    Plant heat-loving perennials
    Plant container roses
    Plant balled-and-burlapped or container trees, shrubs, and vines
    Prune spring-flowering or tender shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
    Plant or transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

Zone 8

    Set out annuals
    Plant summer-flowering bulbs
    Plant potted perennials
    Plant balled-and-burlapped and container fruit trees
    Prune frost-sensitive fruit trees
    Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
    Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
    Plant or repair warm-season lawns
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Plant fall-blooming perennials
    Prune tender deciduous shrubs and vines
    Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
    Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables
    Plant seedlings of warm-season vegetables

Zone 9

    Plant for summer color
    Plant fall-flowering bulbs
    Feed and water cacti or succulents that are blooming or actively growing
    Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
    Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
    Repair or plant lawns
    Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables
    Transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

Zone 10

    Plant annuals for summer color
    Plant fall-blooming bulbs
    Feed and water cacti and succulents that are growing or blooming
    Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
    Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
    Plant fall-blooming and hardy perennials
    Plant ornamental grasses
    Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
    Transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

Zone 11

    Install or repair drip irrigation systems
    Plant beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, melons
    Bring out house plants to a shaded, wind-sheltered patio
    Prune spring-blooming shrubs and vines after bloom
    Feed and shape rose bushes
    Make succession plantings of gladiolus
    Deadhead annuals and perennials for prolonged bloom

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