The weather in Southeastern Wisconsin yesterday was gorgeous, and hopefully a sign of many beautiful weekends to come. May weekends are also marked by the hoards of people flocking to local garden centers, excited to start their warm weather planters and outdoor arrangements. Memorial Day weekend in particular is often seen as the prime time for those with a green thumb to get their pots ready for the coming weeks. But is there a good timeline to follow when preparing your yard for summer? Often times it’s hard to judge, but our florists here at Belle Fiori recently came across an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with detailed information on what Wisconsin plants to get started during the month of May. Check it out…

Wisconsin May Gardening Calendar

 By Sharon Morrisey, Special to the Journal Sentinel

May brings May flowers and everything else green and growing. Although it seems like spring has come late this year, we’re actually right on target.

No matter how warm it gets now, early May is still too soon to plant most annual flowers such as impatiens, begonias, coleus, marigolds and so on. Most perennials, on the other hand, can be planted immediately.

In Southeastern Wisconsin, find new plants at the Perennial Plant Sale of the University of Wisconsin Extension Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 18 at State Fair Park in the Department of Natural Resources park at the southwest corner of the grounds. Proceeds benefit UW Extension’s public educational gardening programs in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties….

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