Spring: What to do during tulip season, until frosts end

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

  • Spring begins as the majority of tulips bloom and ends when the likelihood of frost is past
  • In Zone 5-6 across the center of North America, that's Mid-April to Mid-May

What's Coming Up 38: Dividing perennials, kousa dogwood, treated lumber

What's Coming Up 39: Shade trees, ash borer, invasive plants, wet areas

What's Coming Up 40: Disease resistance, arborvitae, lead in soil, staking, boxwood leaf miner

What's Coming Up 41: Daylily leaf, uncommon plants, easement herbicide, slugs, Clematis

What's Coming Up 89: Birds, soil, mulch, Clematis, tree planting

What's Coming Up 90: Bulb color and moves, Liatris, bare root planting, scale and sawfly

What's Coming Up 91: Prune an old rose, weedkiller, seedless trees, wildlife

What's Coming Up 92: Acclimate annuals, improve soil with beneficial fungus, beat borers, grow from cuttings

What's Coming Up 93: Shrubless design, easy containers, mulch, fertilizer

What's Coming Up 141:  Compost, mulch, pruning roses, rose problems

What's Coming Up 142:  Nonblooming bulbs, pruning Japanese maple

What's Coming Up 143:  Mildew, rot, wet soil, native plants, weeding

What's Coming Up 144:  Alternatives to lawn, groundcover, gardening with allergies

What's Coming Up 177: Work clay soil, stake with sticks, I.D. weeds, keep clipping

What's Coming Up 178: Move a peony, fertilize, wattle fence, watering, pruning

What's Coming Up 179: Frosted Japanese maples, early insects good and bad, leaf spots

What's Coming Up 180: Sorting out spireas, room and air for perennials and lawn, no weak roses, gardening all over a quarter continent

What's Coming Up 200: Cut hard, weak wood, proof of life, pruning conifers, running weeds

What's Coming Up 201: Frost protection in spring

What's Coming Up 213: Spring cuts, lawn trouble, propping a splayed arb, growing vegetables from seed

What's Coming Up 222: Clematis cut, hellebore divided, junipers blush

 

Growing Concerns 40-41: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 42: Great Impatiens, stop apple trees from fruiting, sweet corn

Growing Concerns 43: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 92: Fernleaf peony, African violet

Growing Concerns 93: Non-blooming forsythia, smothering sod

Growing Concerns 94-95: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 144-145: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 146: Continuous color perennials, lawn aeration

Growing Concerns 147: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read it on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 196: Ruined tulips and dividing bleeding heart

Growing Concerns 197: Columbine pests and environmental friendliness

Growing Concerns 198-199: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 248-251: Not here yet!
           Meanwhile, them our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 270a: Plant small or large? Finding native and unusual perennials

Growing Concerns 300-304: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 353: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 354: Costs of perennial maintenance, beating tough weeds, planting tips

Growing Concerns 355: Inexpensive landscaping, Aralia, cabbage moth, Dahlia & Canna, rhodo

Growing Concerns 356: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 407: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 408: Find unusual trees, copper as mythic quick weed tree killer

Growing Concerns 409-410: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 460: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 461:  Iced branch splinted, skunks grubbing in lawn, rabbits, dog problems, fertilizer

Growing Concerns 462: Annual best, weedkiller drift, vole control, Hydrangeas

Growing Concerns 463: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 512: Potting mix, brown leafed house plants

Growing Concerns 513: Orientation of root or bulb, mulch, winter burn

Growing Concerns 514: Avoiding rabbit damage with fence, plants hide fence, mulch

Growing Concerns 515: Briefs re Crocosmia, lawn, zoysia, moles, voles, apricot peace lily

Growing Concerns 516: Fly larvae in tomatoes

Growing Concerns 563:  Compost availability, ash replacements

Growing Concerns 564:  Compost, gardener education

Growing Concerns 565:  Spring garden care, short answers

Growing Concerns 566:  Rabbits' bark chewing is deadly, bridge graft

Growing Concerns 612-615: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 664-667: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 712-715: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 765-769: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 774: Not here yet!

Growing Concerns 781: Not here yet!