Blooming Plants Flowers and Vegetables for April
Blooming Plants, Flowers and Vegetables for April
April showers bring May flowers, so they say. In Colorado our rainfall fluctuates from year to year so you may see different plants this April than you did last April.
April Plants in Bloom
Some plants that are in bloom right now are:
- Snake’s Head Fritillary
- Korean Spice Viburnum
- Early spring bulbs
- Jade vine
- Miniature Iris
April is a great time to start thinking about what to plant in your garden this year. The typical planting schedule is right around Mother’s Day in May. By that time, the last frost has usually come and gone and the entire summer is ahead of us.
Make sure your garden area is well prepared for the new plants you will put into the ground. Prepare your soil if you need to and aerate your lawn for optimal growth.
Vegetables to plant in April
Get started on planting your vegetables in April. It is best to wait until the soil reaches 40 degrees.
- Brussel sprouts
If you prefer to plant seeds for these crops, wait until July to plant them for a fall harvest.
By the end of the month the soil should be ready to plant things like:
Get the most out of your Colorado garden by planning ahead. Each year you will keep getting better and learning more and more about what grows well in your particular garden.