What to Plant Now

   Caladium and angelwing begonia.

The last frost date for the Atlanta area was April 15.  Let the planting begin!

You now have the green light to plant your summer herbs and veggies:  tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, okra, basil – all the things that thrive in warm weather and will bear fruit during the summer.

Coleus and cosmos.

You’re also in the clear to plant warm season annuals such as coleus, cosmos, angelonia, begonias, caladiums, and crossandra.

And, of course, it’s still prime time to plant perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and hardy edibles such as blueberries, figs, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage.


Acer.shirasawanum.PalmatifoliumAcer shirasawanum ‘Palmatifolium’ (Full Moon Japanese Maple).