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It is not too early to plant some annuals!

It has been a long hard winter and we are all itching to get some color into our gardens. Before you run out to the nursery and load up on annuals, but beware, there is still a danger of frost and cold nights in our area which could kill some of the annuals nurseries are showing. Remember, it is the nursery’s goal to sell plants, even if it is not quite safe yet. Our last frost “safe date” is not until the first week of May. Any date before then, there is a risk.

But, don’t give up hope yet. There are some plants that are tough enough and that can be planted with minimal risk. Here are 6 spring annuals for Montgomery County, MD that can be put in the ground now.



Always a reliable annual for cool seasons. They come in a wide variety of colors and combining several colors together always make for a nice showing. One word to the wise, deer love them. If you are going to plant them and have deer, you will need to put a net over them or apply Deer Scram around them.







Several color options are available and they are extremely hardy. They are a member of the Carnation family. They also tend to perennialize which mean they can brighten your spring for years to come.









Also available in a wide variety of colors, the prettiest being in the pastel colors. They offer a little more height than some of the other options.






Sweet Alyssum

A low growing annual that is perfect for borders or planting among rocks. It is typically available in white, pink and lavender.







While they are technically in the Pansy family, the are worthy of their own mention. They are also available in a wide range of colors. The flowers are typically smaller than Pansies.



Lets get gardening!

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