Late Winter: What to do while trees' buds are swelling

Late Winter: The thaws come more often, the wild animals begin to move around, and the gardener knows that once again, "we've made it!" 

Late Winter

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These ensemble editions of our What's Up! and Grow newsletters were written for Late Winter. They address what people see in Late Winter as well as what they could be doing then to have a more beautiful, productive, easy-care garden.

  • Late winter comes when trees' and shrubs' buds swell and skunks resume activity
  • In zone 5-6, across the center of North America, that's Mid-February to Mid-March

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What's Coming Up 28: Rex begonias, indoor plants, pruning girdling trunks, groundcover, acidity of needles


What's Coming Up 29: Cherry, beetles, sharpen tools, prune Japanese maple


What's Coming Up 30-32: Not here yet! Working on it.
           Until then, see our CD Potting Up Perennials


What's Coming Up 83: Front yard design, raised beds, drainage, winter losses


What's Coming Up 81, 82 and 84: Not here yet! Working on it.
           Until then, see our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 132: February, Winter Cutting, Evergreens

What's Coming Up 133: February, Beauty in Winter, Heirloom Seeds

What's Coming Up 134: March, Groundcover, landscape design, soil, best tools

What's Coming Up 135: Find Plant Sources, Inside Plants

What's Coming Up 136; Evergreens, Struggling Plants, Root Trouble

What's Coming Up 174: Plant ideas, divisions, gardeners' olympics, zombie killers, steep slope, word puzzle

What's Coming Up 197: Sunbreaks, herbs, birds, kids, webinars, rose rosette

What's Coming Up 198: Train trees, houseplant care, weedy bulb, herbs

What's Coming Up 209: Snow insulation, failed forsythia

Growing Concerns 401: Finding a professional gardener, great books, roses, witchhazel, grasses

Growing Concerns 503: February, Blue spruce, prune, indoor hibiscus

Growing Concerns 504: Sow poppies, Humulus lupulus, blue spruce

Growing Concerns 505: Starting seeds, emerald ash

Growing Concerns 506: Prune Clematis, sharpen tools, bleeding maples

Growing Concerns 555: Seed starting For Children

Growing Concerns 556: English Ivy on Trees

Growing Concerns 557: Tree Rose Unlikely to Survive Winter

Growing Concerns 558: Water & Light Key to Houseplant Failures

Growing Concerns 606: Pruning: Cut Back Boxwood

Growing Concerns 607: Bay Tree

Growing Concerns 608: Buying Dahlia Tubers/Plants, Garlic

Growing Concerns 609:  African Violet, Dahlia Tubers