Details for Spring, Spring, Spring! Check out these April planting tips from Quality Pottery!

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APRIL TIPS!

Annuals in Bloom: Plant spring and summer blooming annuals such as geraniums, gerbera daisies, marigolds, petunias, carnations, cosmos, lobelia, alyssum, million bells, verbena and periwinkle.

Citrus: This is a great month to plant citrus.

Blooming Perennials: Plant spring blooming perennials such as African daisies (osteospermum), Buddleia davidii (butterfly bush), gallardia, guara, delphinium, and lavender.

Frost Sensitive Plants: Great time to select and enjoy plants such as bougainvillea, lantana, and hibiscus.

Pruning: Prune frost damage from plants once new growth appears.

Leaves Dropping: It is normal for evergreen trees and shrubs to drop older yellow foliage in preparation for new spring growth.

Irrigation: Established trees and shrubs may need weekly irrigation by the end of the month. Water thoroughly and deeply.

Plants in Pots: May need daily watering as temperatures warm up.

Yellow Leaves: Iron chlorosis may be detected on plants such as citrus, roses, and gardenias. Foliage will appear yellow with bright green veins. Treat affected plants with chelated iron

Garden Insects: Keep an eye out for aphids and spider mites. Try washing them off with a heavy blast of water.

Grow your own food from our healthy selection:

*Apples, Peaches and Plums

*Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Limes and Kumquats

*Table Grapes – red and white seedless

*Pomegranates

*Figs – Mission, Black Jack and Brown Turkey

*Artichokes, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Squash, Peppers, Cantaloupe and Strawberries

*Tomatoes – Heirloom, Grafted and Traditional

*Herbs – Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme and more.

*Plant okra, asparagus, beans, cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, amaranth, cucumber, eggplant, melons, Lima beans, black-eyed peas, cane sorghum, chilies, chiltepines, cotton, gourds, indigo, panic grass, teosinte, tobacco, tomatillos, muskmelon

*Still not too late to plant pumpkins, cantaloupes, squash

* Plant summer bulbs – caladium, anna, dahlia, glads, iris

*Warm-to-hot-season greens such as amaranth, purslane, lambsquarters, Malabar spinach, and Yakima Savoy lettuce can be sown now and grown through summer — all will appreciate afternoon shade from a tall trellis, native mesquite tree, or sunflowers to the west.

**Quality Pottery will be closed on Easter, April 16th.**

 

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8210 S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85756

520-294-2324

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