Spring temperatures and storms in Colorado are unpredictable, so remain flexible and get the early chores finished in between these fickle weather weeks ahead.
Garden Clean Up
+ Remove any remaining annual vegetable foliage and roots from last season. Toss in the compost pile if disease or pest insects weren’t troublesome.
+ Perennial plants and ornamental grasses from last season need to be cut back in spring (if not done in fall) for new growth to emerge. Some perennials like milkweed (asclepias), balloon flower (platycodon), false indigo (baptisia), leadwort (ceratostigma), ferns and hibiscus are late waking up in the spring.
+ Many plants also benefit from spring dividing when overcrowded or not blooming well anymore.
+ Spring division…