Checklist for March

This post, “Checklist for March” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


February is almost over.  I can’t believe it.  It seems as if we were just putting away the Christmas decorations, and now St. Patrick’s Day is bearing down upon us.

So, now it is time to think about what needs to be done in March.

 1 Take time to enjoy what is blooming in the garden now.

 2 Start planting annuals to camouflage the fading foliage of spring flowering bulbs.

 3 Divide, repot and fertilize hanging baskets of ferns.

 4 Start planting annuals for spots of color.

 5 Start planting containers.

 6 Divide perennials esp. the ones I didn’t get to last year.

 7 Plant more cannas, dahlias, and gladiolus bulbs.

 8 Fertilize lawn, camellias, & roses.

 9 Watch out for baby black and red grasshoppers & destroy.

10 Sit back and enjoy the garden.

Now if I can only get all of this done before April’s checklist needs to be done.



  1. Anna--Flowergardengirl said,

    February 28, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I got a list a mile long with my new beds. Will I get it done? I’m hoping!!

    I hope you can get your list finished. I’m starting mine tomorrow.

  2. Brenda Kula said,

    February 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about those Boston ferns! I put the baskets to the side when they died back. Now I need to cut off the dead fronds, fertilize (I fertilized everything else this week and forgot them!), and hang back up again.

    I am going to try to cut back the fronds, divide, repot and fertilize mine this weekend. I have about ten that I overwinter.

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