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May Planting Guide

May 01, 1999|JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS

May weather is often ideal for gardening. Temperatures are generally mild and the soil is warm, so plants take off quickly. Seeds also sprout readily. If conditions are unusually hot, don't forget to water more often. It's also a good idea to plant in the afternoon and shield new transplants from sunlight for a couple of days. Here is a sampling of what can be planted this month.

FLOWERS

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aster

Bachelor's button

Begonia

Bromeliad

Cactus

Calendula

Campanula

Candytuft

Celosia

Cineraria

Coleus

Cosmos

Dahlia

Delphinium

Dianthus

Echinacea

Forget-me-not

Foxglove

Fuchsia

Gazania

Geranium

Ginger

Heliotrope

Hollyhock

Impatiens

Kalanchoe

Linaria

Lobelia

Marigold

Million bell

Nasturtium

Nicotiana

Penstemon

Petunia

Phlox

Portulaca

Salvia

Snowflake

Society garlic

Statice

Succulent

Sunflower

Verbena

Vinca

Wildflowers

Yarrow

Zinnia

VEGETABLES, HERBS and FRUITS

Arugula

Basil

Bean

Beet

Cantaloupe

Carrot

Chervil

Chives

Cilantro

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Dill

Eggplant

Endive

Fennel

Jicama

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lavender

Lemon balm

Lettuce

Sweet marjoram

Mint

Melon

New Zealand spinach

Okra

Green onion

Oregano

Parsley

Peanut

Pepper

Pumpkin

Radish

Rosemary

Sage

Salad burnet

Summer savory

Winter savory

New Zealand spinach

Squash

Strawberry

Swiss Chard

French tarragon

Thyme

Tomato

Turnip

Watermelon

TREES/SHRUBS/VINES

Bougainvillea

Buddleia

Citrus

Gardenia

Hibiscus

Honeysuckle

Hydrangea

Jasmine

Lantana

Loquat

Macadamia

Mandevilla

Morning Glory

Moonflower

Natal plum

Passion vine

Plumeria

Rose

Wisteria

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