April Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • It’s garden go-time! Plant annual seeds of asters, cosmos, marigolds, and zinnias.
  • Plant perennials, rhododendrons and azaleas.
  • Create colorful spring containers for your front door and patio.
  • Take stored fuchsias and geraniums outdoors; cover if frost returns.
  • Pull those weeds. Finish garden clean-up and amending the soil.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Transplant lettuces, salad greens and cold-season veggie starts (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, chard, beets) into the garden.
  • Sow carrots and parsnips.
  • Thin direct-seeded crops as they sprout.
  • Late in the month, plant squash, zucchini, pumpkin and cucumber seeds indoors in large peat pots, easing the to transfer to the garden when it warms up.
  • Start your garden log now while spring energy reigns!

The Lawn

  • Use an organic fertilizer in late April, using a 3-1-2 ratio formulation.
  • Mow regularly.
  • Practice grasscycling with a mulch mower, which returns the clippings to the lawn.

Around the House

  • Clean-up water gardens.
  • Treat indoor plants to some organic fertilizer.
  • Freshen up your front door with a fragrant herb or live succulent wreath.

CLIMBING
Don Juan
Golden Opportunity
Iceberg
Joseph's Coat 

DAVID AUSTIN (available in March)
Bonica
Claire Austin
Desdemona
Eustacia Vye
Gabriel Oak
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden Celebration
Olivia Rose Austin
Roald Dahl
Scepter’d Isle
Silas Marner
Teasing Georgia
The Generous Gardener
The Lark Ascending
The Poet's Wife

FLORIBUNDA
Angel Face
Chihuly
Ebb Tide
Hot Cocoa
Julia Child
Livin' Easy
Morning Glow
Sunsprite
Trumpeter 

GRANDIFLORA
Love
Queen Elizabeth
Uptown Girl

GROUNDCOVER
Flower Carpet Coral
Flower Carpet Pink
Flower Carpet Red

HYBRID TEA
Chantilly Cream
Double Delight
Fragrant Cloud
Heavenly Scented
Honor
Just Joey
Mister Lincoln
New Zealand
Perfume Factory
Sugar Moon
Touch Of Class
Veteran's Honor

MINIATURE
Gourmet Popcorn 
Lemon Drop
Midnight Fire
Ruby Ruby 

SHRUB
Blanc Double De Coubert
Bonica
Champagne Wishes
Coral Cove
Double Knockout
Head Over Heels
High Voltage
Kamir
Love & Peace
Oscar Peterson
Sally Holmes
Snowdrift
Sultry Night
Sweet Fragrance

Yellow Submarine

 BOLD = New for 2023