Sunday, March 18, 2007


Whoops! Sorry, I forgot to post the chores for March! So, here they are!


Be sure to fertilize that poinsettia.

Check your stored bulbs to be sure they're not being eaten by

Also, remove forced bulbs from cold storage. Put them in a cool place until they begin to sprout, then bring them into the place you want to have them bloom.

This is a good time to buy summer blooming bulbs.

Start seeds inside.

Begonias can be started in peat moss.

If you haven't done so yet, start planning a new garden!

If you have a lawn, this is a good time to send the mower in for
a tune-up.

Fruit trees should be pruned of dead and diseased branches. Check
a reference book and give them a general pruning as well.

Keep your pruning shears away from spring blooming trees and shrubs, except to
snip a few for inside forcing! (Although you should certainly remove dead and diseased branches.) Some good forcing candidates are: cherry, apple, dogwood and forsythia. Just remember that whatever you cut off now will not be blooming in a few months!

Talk about pruning shears...sharpen them before using.


At March 19, 2007, Anonymous Marie Suzanne said...

I love your month by month gardening chores. I believe you are in the same zone as I (zone 4) So I enjoy your web page very much. I did checked out your other links as well. The poisonous plants list was especially useful! I am also a master gardener and I love roses. I hope to be able to garden for many years to come. I hope to see more of your web page. You have interesting articles. Sincerely Marie Suzanne(

At April 01, 2007, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Thank you!


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