Early Spring: What to do and how, as trees leaf out until Forsythia blooms

These ensemble editions of our What's Up! and Grow newsletters were written for Early Spring gardening. They address what people see in Early Spring as well as what you can be doing then to have a more beautiful, productive, easy-care garden.

  • Early spring begins as the first trees bud out (open growing buds) and ends when the Forsythia blooms
  • In Zone 5-6, across the center of North America, that's Mid-March to Mid-April

What's Coming Up 32: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 33: Deer, children's gardens, tree planting, strawberries, rabbits, watering

What's Coming Up 34:  Soil tests, organic soil, moles

What's Coming Up 35: Dried flower wedding, cool hard cuts on weeping mulberry

What's Coming Up 36: Gloves, design fixes ugly fence, scale, maintenance

What's Coming Up 37: Not here yet! Working on it.
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 85:  Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 86: Complete pruning guide, shady groundcovers. ash borer, pine sooty mold

What's Coming Up 87: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 88: Bulbs and deer, peony care, scale, pruning, old roses, boxwood cuts & miners

What's Coming Up 137: Bare-root trees, cutting tips, cutting jades

What's Coming Up 138: Spruces, talking to plants

What's Coming Up 139: Cut shrubs, discolored evergreens, weedkillers, weevils

What's Coming Up 140: Back yard privacy, moving plants, frost

What's Coming Up 176: Reduce a spruce, divide bulbs, hellebores, nutsedge

What's Coming Up 198: Train trees, houseplant care, weedy bulb, herbs

What's Coming Up 199: Spring rush checklist, what to do now and how

What's Coming Up 211: Assessing winter's toll

What's Coming Up 212: Beautiful quiz, wisteria pruned, rabbits, snowshoes, fertilizer calculator, exercise and instant answers

What's Coming Up 219: Splayed arbs, sexy spicebush, cutting arbs and clipping yews every which way

What's Coming Up 220: New growth

 

Growing Concerns 35: Why a new tree struggles, changing pH with vinegar, mole control

Growing Concerns 36: Choosing better tomatoes, using peat, beating slugs

Growing Concerns 37: Pine scale, rex begonia, shrubs for wet spot

Growing Concerns 38-39: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 87: Renew a perennial bed, recognize box elder as a maple

Growing Concerns 88: Caring for white birch, beating leaf miner

Growing Concerns 89: Lawn ring spot, moving perennials

Growing Concerns 90: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 91: Growing under black walnut trees, Gladiolus, hoya

Growing Concerns 139-141: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 142: Mulch estimate was very high: Error or ethics?

Growing Concerns 143: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 192-193: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 194: Apple Tree without Apples

Growing Concerns 195Daylilies

Growing Concerns 244: Flower bed preparation

Growing Concerns 245: Hibiscus buds failing and deer taste buds changing

Growing Concerns 246: Raising soil levels around woody plants

Growing Concerns 247: Improving clay soil on a bare bones budget

Growing Concerns 296-299: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 348-349: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 350: Prune redtwig dogwood, no bloom peony, prune Clematis

Growing Concerns 351: Propagate Baptisia, plant perennials, soil test, edging

Growing Concerns 352: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 402: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 403: Improve poor soil, weed by the moon, leaf mulch, slugs

Growing Concerns 404: Hard cuts to yew, Forsythia & Viburnum, discolored lawns, watering

Growing Concerns 405-406: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 455-456: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 457: Shaded pond, cut Viburnum, Vinca beats crocus, kids

Growing Concerns 458: Disappointing landscape design, finding unusual plants, neighbors' spring greetings

Growing Concerns 459: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 508: Crocosmia seeds, PJM Rhododendrom

Growing Concerns 509: Skunks digging grubs from lawns

Growing Concerns 510: Dividing perenials, ash

Growing Concerns 511: Mulch, prune Clematis

Growing Concerns 559:  Organic fertilizers; what, when, how

Growing Concerns 560:  Tulips

Growing Concerns 561:  Roots cause weeping cherry troubles

Growing Concerns 562:  Fertilizing rules

Growing Concerns 610: Bindweed

Growing Concerns 611: Tending Clematis 'Polish Spirit', honeysuckle vine mildew

Growing Concerns 659-663: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 710-711: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 761: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 762: Lawn repair, smother a bed, invasive groundcover, cool spring

Growing Concerns 763: Prune spirea and lavender, kill weed trees

Growing Concerns 764 and 773, not here yet!

Growing Concerns 785-790, not here yet!